“Moving from Policy to Action…
NAHC is the only national organization which focuses exclusively on the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable people in our society. As a membership-focused organization NAHC maintains a presence in more than half the states and Canada. NAHC understands that providing a network for communities to share and collaborate about information that is relevant to their jurisdiction is an integral component of the advocacy and research efforts conducted on a national, state, and local level. We value member input and offer the opportunity to all persons to join NAHC including AIDS housing consumers, individuals, organizations, corporations and government agencies.
NAHC members maintain a strong presence in 22 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Canada, giving us a strong platform to promote affordable and adequate housing for vulnerable populations on both a domestic and international scale. NAHC’s twenty-member Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of HIV/AIDS service organizations and advocates representing communities in thirteen states and the District of Columbia, reflecting a broad spectrum of race, ethnicity, and gender and including LGBT communities and HIV-positive persons. NAHC utilizes quantitative research, public policy, and public health activities to educate legislators, policy makers, community leaders, and consumers about the critical role stable housing plays in the continuum of care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Each board member brings these initiatives to their own networks and communities to create opportunities to improve housing and health policy and practice at all levels.
NAHC recognizes that each of our member advocates work in various capacities, and so we offer the flexibility for participation with five categories for membership. Each member makes a difference. In addition to extended benefits, such as discounted fees to attend international, national and regional conferences, and free or discounted materials, NAHC staff is available to assist members with research questions and general information. If you are interested in moving from policy to action in your community or on a national level, join us! Your membership enables NAHC to fulfill its mission.
Enroll in a NAHC Membership
Benefits of Membership
AIDS Housing Policy Council- $1000
Includes Organizational Partner and Individual benefits plus:
- Seat on NAHC’s AIDS Housing Policy Council
- In-depth analysis on housing policy issues, research and pending legislation
- Complimentary copies of publications, research reports and legislative alerts
- Tracking and status of specific legislation and provisions relevant to NAHC members interests and concerns
Organizational Partner- $750-$500-$300
Includes Individual benefits plus:
- Assistance with arranging Congressional visits, based on NAHC staff availability
- Regular Federal and Advocacy Issue Alerts
- Public Policy Reports on pending legislation
- Updates of NAHC’s advocacy activities
- Invitation to Advocacy Training and Education
Individual, HIV/AIDS Housing Consumer – Free
- NAHC newsletter
- Legislative Action Alerts
- Participation in lobby visits to Hill offices of key legislators
- Congressional Visits Day each year
- Quarterly briefings of Housing Policy Council and its staff (more often if necessary and appropriate)
AIDS Housing Consumer Advocacy Network
Founded out of a growing demand by AIDS housing consumers for full engagement in policymaking and advocacy affecting their needs. The AIDS Housing Consumer Advocacy Network is a grassroots effort, designed to respond to that demand, by empowering and training consumer advocates for leadership roles in their communities. Consumer advocates actively participate in research, policymaking and advocacy on critical issues that impact the housing and health options for the most vulnerable in their communities.
Through the generous support of donors, the Network provides AIDS housing consumers with significant opportunities, including service on NAHC’s Board of Directors, engaging with Congressional staff, presenting at briefings, conferences and regional meetings all over the country.
There is currently ongoing recruitment for members of the Consumer Advisory Council. Please download the application (pdf) here for further information.