Nineteen housing developments and programs will share $21.4 million in grants under the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, reported the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The grants will help 1,159 low-income families with AIDS or HIV by helping provide them with stable housing. The awards are part of a record $310 million available in HOPWA funds this year.

The recent grants will be distributed to organizations and agencies in 12 states. Illinois had the most awards with four. Three will fund housing opportunities in Chicago, and the fourth will serve southern Illinois.

California received three awards, with the money going to programs in Hayward, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Maine and Massachusetts each had two awards.

Other states receiving HOPWA funds are Alaska, Hawaii, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

The largest single award was $1.43 million to Chicago’s Department of Public Health to continue providing 37 units of tenant-based rental assistance.

The smallest award, $392,009, went to the Burlington Housing Authority in Vermont to continue providing 11 units of rental assistance and supportive-housing funding for the state’s only residential facility for persons living with HIV/AIDS.