Advocacy 2023

In 2022, the Biden administration released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) 2022-2025.  This strategy states that this will provide stakeholders across the nation with a roadmap to ‘accelerate efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030.’ It focuses on four main goals: 

  1. Prevent new HIV infections.
  2. Improve HIV-realted health outcomes of people with HIV.
  3. Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities.
  4. Achieve integrated, coordinated efforts that address the HIV epidemic among all partners and stakeholders.
What this strategy lacks is addressing the need for adequate, affordable, and quality housing. When 30% of PLWHA (persons living with HIV/AIDS) are housing insecure and 20% of those are homeless achieving the first 3 goals of this strategy will be impossible. 

None of this can be achieved without increasing funding for HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons living with HIV/AIDS). We are asking for $600 million for HOPWA for FY2023. Your advocacy and support is needed. 

National AIDS Housing Coalition’s Overall Goal:

Ensure all people living with HIV and priority populations have a safe and affordable home and that those receiving housing support have full access to comprehensive health care.

In order to achieve this – NAHC is committed to working towards the following:

 

End literal homelessness for all people living with HIV.

 

 

Strategic use of federal funding to meet the housing needs of PLWHA

 

 

Remove statutory barriers to housing assistance for PLWHA.

 

 

Prioritize HIV prevention among priority populations 

 

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