As part of our mission, Frannie Peabody Center is committed to meeting the housing and residential needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Maine. HOPWA, Frannie Peabody Center’s statewide housing assistance program funded by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, provides long-term housing subsidies, short-term rental assistance, and mortgage and utility assistance to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Frannie Peabody Center proudly partners with fellow HIV/AIDS service providers across the state to ensure housing needs are met.

Stable, affordable housing is fundamental for people with HIV/AIDS to receive life-saving medical and support services and decrease the likelihood of exposing

others to infection.

Importance of Housing

Housing Assistance

  • People living with HIV/AIDS may be eligible for short-term financial assistance with rent, mortgage, and utility payments to help maintain stable housing.

  • Rental subsidies are available through the Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program.


HOPWA assistance is available for low-income Maine residents living with HIV/AIDS who meet application requirements and income guidelines.

People utilizing U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) assistance, such as, Section 8, Shelter + Care, SHP and SRO Mod Rehab,

are not eligible for HOPWA services.

Contact Information

If you are interested in short-term financial assistance for housing expenses, contact your case manager to complete the appropriate paperwork. If you do not have an HIV case manager, contact us at:


Outside Cumberland and York counties, contact your local AIDS Service Organization (ASO). Locate an ASO in your area.

Stay in touch

Frannie Peabody Center

30 Danforth Street, Suite 311

Portland, ME 04101

Tel: 207.774.6877

Fax: 207.879.0761


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