On December 17, 2009, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) convened a consultation on the role of housing in HIV prevention and health care. Over 70 stakeholders considered presentations by issue experts and then worked together on recommendations to inform the development of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).
In opening remarks, ONAP Director Jeff Crowley noted that housing had been a central theme of the fourteen community meetings held across the United States to gather input on the National AIDS Strategy, with housing repeatedly cited as a critical unmet need. He charged those present to provide concrete guidance on how housing should be reflected in the NHAS to order to advance its three primary goals: reducing HIV incidence; increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes; and reducing HIV-related health disparities.
Click here to see the complete housing recommendations as well as the list of meeting participants.