Home          E-mail        Links      







Housing is HIV Prevention and Health Care
olicy Tool Kit


Jump to:- Tool Kit Homepage - Why This Tool Kit - How to UseThe Tools - Endorsers - _____________________________________________________________________________

tool kit Success Stories

Were you able to convince your local Ryan White Planning Council about the importance of housing using the Took Kit PowerPoint?  Get your Mayor to fund an HIV/AIDS Housing project using the fact sheet about cost-savings?  The National AIDS Housing Coalition is collecting success stories from Tool Kit users to provide ideas and inspire others around the country.

Please send us your Tool Kits uses and success stories, both big and small, by emailing us at nahc@nationalaidshousing.org (subject line: Tool Kit Success).


Where? What Happened?

Capitol Hill

During consideration of the FY2007 HUD spending bill on the floor of the House, Representative Jerrold Nadler (8th-NY) offered an amendment to increase the funding level for the HOPWA program for FY07 citing research from NAHC's first Research Summit.  Although the amendment was subsequently withdrawn, the Congressman along with Rep. Crowley (another co-sponsor of the HOPWA letter) used this opportunity to underscore the importance of the HOPWA program and to praise the increase approved by the House HUD Appropriations Subcommittee. 

Said Mr. Nadler, "Recent studies have shown that housing in many cases equates directly to HIV prevention because people with housing are much more likely to know their HIV status and, therefore, less likely to transmit the disease to others. Improvements in housing status also lead to lower rates of high risk behavior, such as intravenous drug use, which can lead to the spread of the disease."  Click here to read the full transcript of Rep. Nadler's offering of the amendment.

Capitol Hill

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (8th-NY) again discussed HOPWA on the floor during appropriations consideration for FY08.

The Congressman cited research presented at NAHC's Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit Series. "Rates of new HIV diagnoses among the homeless are 16 times the rate in the general population," said Mr. Nadler, "and HIV/AIDS death rates are five to seven times higher. People with AIDS who are homeless are more likely to be uninsured, use an emergency room, and be admitted to a hospital."  Click here to read the full transcript.


More stories coming soon!


Back to the Tool Kit Home...



727 15th Street NW, 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

Thank you for visiting www.nationalaidshousing.org

This page revised on August 1, 2007