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National Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit Policy Papers

Summit I (2005) Policy Paper: Housing and HIV/AIDS Policy Paper: Housing is the Foundation of HIV Prevention and Treatment 

Summit II (2006) Policy Paper: Transforming Fact Into Strategy: Housing is HIV Prevention and Health Care


Issue Fact Sheets

One page summaries of recent research findings with supporting citations.  HIV/AIDS Housing:



PowerPoint Presentation of Research Findings


Power Point for use in meetings, hearings, and other public sessions.  Overview of the presentation:
  • What the research tells us about:
    • HIV and homelessness
    • Housing and HIV prevention
    • Housing and health care
  • Policy implications of these findings:
    • Beyond a risky person paradigm
    • Housing interventions work
    • Housing is a sound public investment
  • Whatís next:
    • The HUD/CDC Housing and Health (H&H) Study
    • Transforming research into policy initiatives

Annotated Guide to the PowerPoint 

Presenterís guide with citations and notes


Sample Letter

Sample Letter to an Elected or Appointed Official



Talking Points on Frequently Asked Questions

Talking points on FAQ:
  • Why HIV-specific housing resources?

  • Arenít homeless/unstably housed PLWHA just risky people?

  • Isnít housing too expensive?

  • Isnít health care more important than housing for PLWHA?

  • Canít PLWHA use existing low-income housing resources?

  • Can PLWHA with chronic substance use issues be housed?


The Summit III Briefing Book  

Includes all Summit III meeting materials, including:

  • Summit III Research Presentations

  • Articles

  • Bibliographies

  • Recent Abstracts

  • Fact Sheets & Reports

Click here to purchase the Briefing Book CD.


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