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Access to safe, appropriate, and affordable housing for those living with HIV can end the HIV epidemic in America, but 34% of people are still housing insecure or houseless.

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Founded in 1993

The National HIV/AIDS Housing Coalition (NHAHC) is a national non-profit that works to secure housing for those at risk of and living with HIV.

Mission Statement

NHAHC advocates for housing, policies, and resources to advance the health of people living with HIV.

Vision Statement

NHAHC envisions a world where all people living with HIV are housed and healthy. 

access to Housing from Prevention to long-term support is needed

We see no path towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United States without addressing the need for safe, appropriate, & affordable housing for people at-risk and diagnosed with HIV. 


Prevention & Testing

  • PrEP for at high risk priority populations experiencing homelessness.
  • When persons come in for an HIV test, assess their housing status.
  • Connect at high risk priority populations experiencing homelessness to housing programs within HUD.


After Diagnosis

Within 3 days, ensure the newly diagnosed individual is connected to housing through one of the funding streams:

  • Ryan White funds can be used for up to 24 months for emergency and temporary housing.
  • HOPWA funds for emergency through permanent supportive housing.
  • HUD programs (i.e. Homeless Assistance Program, Housing Choice Vouchers).


Long-Term Support

  • HOPWA funds for TBRA, STRMU, PHP, and supportive services
  • Housing Choice Vouchers and other HUD programs for PLWHA who don’t need supportive services.
  • Medicare/Medicaid for aging populations
  • Work with higher-functioning clients to become self-sufficient

Latest News

NHAHC Response to President’s Proposed FY24 Budget

NHAHC Response to President’s Proposed FY24 Budget March 15, 2023 President Biden’s budget request, released last week, proposes the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with AIDS) program be funded at $505 million for fiscal year 2024. While this amount is a $6M increase to enacted FY23 levels, due to inflation, it essentially cuts the HOPWA program– the only dedicated source of

Take Action this World AIDS Day 2022 | NHAHC

n the United States, the need for safe, affordable housing remains the number one unmet need for people living with HIV. A stable home is a cornerstone of basic quality of life, and for people living with HIV/AIDS, this basic need is interdependent with achieving health and success in controlling HIV.