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Big things happen when you donate to the National AIDS Housing Coalition. Thanks to your generosity and support we have been able to have a major legislative win in a tough congressional climate. The HOPW A Formula Update is now a reality. With the passing of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (HOTMA – P.L. 114-201, July 29, 2016), the HOPWA Program switches from cumulative AIDS cases to living HIV/AIDS, makes HOPWA comport with the Ryan White Care Act, and directs HUD to include housing costs and local poverty rates as formula factors. HOTMA phases in a formula change over five years, factoring in local housing costs and poverty rates, and capping grantee losses at 5% and gains at 10% of the prior year allocation. We would not be able to move forward in this direction without your support.
Now we focus on fair implementation so that no jurisdiction is put in the position of denying housing to PLWHA and further modernization to take place so that policies match the funding allocations. For the HOPWA Formula Update to be successfully implemented, we need to have more money allocated to the program. All this will take strong advocacy.
Whether it’s advocating for better laws, increased funding, fair allocation of funding or more housing units for PLWHA, shaping the future starts with you. Regardless of how much you give, every donation matters!
For more than 20 years, the National AIDS Housing Coalition has empowered thousands of PLWHA, advocates, service providers and policy makers to make a difference in the lives of PLWHA. Help shape the future by helping NAHC continue its fight for housing as a human right, housing as health care. housing as prevention and housing as a structural intervention to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
In the past year we have had many successes. In addition to our successful advocacy around the HOPWA Formula Update and Modernization which included numerous congressional visits, a congressional briefing, sharing policy alerts and calls to action and meetings with the Administration, NAHC and our partners have hosted the eighth Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit,
launched the Housing as Healthcare Project, launched the HIV Housing Care Continuum TA project, and partnered with housing and HIV/AIDS advocates on increasing the use of structural intervention to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. At NAHC, we are committed to building on these accomplishments to improve the quality of life for PLWHA throughout the country.
Join Us! Advocate with Us! Be part of the growing movement to once and for all, end the dual epidemics of homelessness and HIV/AIDS!