Public Assistance (PA)

Those who have never had an HIV symptom and can’t become a HASA client may be eligible for Public Assistance through a Human Resources Administration Job Center. The PA monthly budget for an individual includes rental assistance, monthly cash benefit, Medicaid, and food stamp credit. Families receive a higher budget based on the number of members in the household. If you are HIV-positive, the job center that is providing you with Public Assistance needs to connect you to HS Systems to determine if you have HIV symptoms that make you eligible for HASA. If they determine that you are eligible for HASA, they are to make a referral to HASA for you.