Fund HOPWA at $600M for FY22

Congress is working on funding allocations for HIV programs, including HOPWA. This year, we are asking for a 170M increase so that we can expand housing options for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. The $600M also ensures that almost all grantees are flat-funded due to the new HOPWA formula. It is imperative we all reach out to the Senate NOW!
Key Senate Members to Contact(Call and ask for the housing staffer!)
Brian Schatz, Hawaii (Chair)
Susan Collins, Maine (Ranking Member)
Jack Reed, Rhode Island
Richard Shelby, Alabama
Patty Murray, Washington
Roy Blount, Missouri
Richard Durbin, Illinois
John Boozman, Arkansas
Dianne Feinstein, California
Shelley Moore Capito,West Virginia
Christopher Coons, Delaware
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
Chris Murphy, Connecticut
John Hoeven, North Dakota
Joe Manchin, West Virginia
John Kennedy, Louisiana
Chris Van Hollen, Maryland
Mike Brown, Indiana

Sample E-mail Text:
“Hello! My name is ___ and I am (a person living with HIV/ a case worker/ someone who cares about HOPWA). I am writing to encourage Senator ____ to support $600M for HOPWA in FY22. We cannot end HIV in America if we don’t invest significantly in supportive housing. HOPWA is a life-saving program and in _____ (your state) HOPWA is important because ______(insert why you care about HOPWA/how many people it serves/etc. If you have questions or we can schedule a meeting, please reach out to me.
Thank You,