About NHAHC

NHAHC envisions an international community where housing is a human right and HIV disease ends. It is clear that housing improves health outcomes and reduces the number of new infections of those living with HIV/AIDS. The end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic critically depends on an end to poverty, stigma, housing instability, and homelessness. Here at NHAHC we work towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by ensuring that persons living with HIV/AIDS have quality, affordable, and appropriate housing.

 

Mission Statement

NHAHC advocates for housing, policies, and resources to advance the health of people living with HIV.

Vision Statement

NHAHC envisions a world where all people living with HIV are housed and healthy. 

 
 

Our overarching goal is to ensure all priority prevention populations at risk of and living with HIV have a safe and affordable home, and that those receiving housing support have full access to comprehensive health care. 

steps to achieve our goal

1

End literal homelessness for all people living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Create statute to ensure full access to housing for PLWHA.
  • Ensure that upon a person testing positive for HIV, a housing assessment will be completed and all persons in need will be connected to housing services within 3 days.

2

Strategically use a combination of federal and local funding to meet the housing needs of PLWHA.

  • Ryan White programs should plan for and use Ryan White funds for emergency and temporary housing service (up to 24 months)
  • Use HOPWA funds for the full continuum of housing needs: emergency housing, temporary housing, permanent supportive housing.
  • Create a waiver for PLWHA to be a priority population in order to access housing choice vouchers (formerly Section 8).
  • All people living with HIV/AIDS have access to a rental subsidy if they are income eligible (at up to 200%. FMR and pay no more than 30% of their income).

3

Remove statutory barriers to housing assistance for people living with HIV.

  • End federal and state restrictions on access to public or subsidized housing which is based on past behavior or experience (including incarceration) for PLWHA.
  • Prohibit discharge from any subsidized housing solely for substance use.
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4

Prioritize HIV Prevention Among Priority Populations Experiencing Homelessness. ​

  • Increase HIV testing, and provide incentives, among homeless communities, including but not limited to those in shelters and encampments.
  • Provide PrEP to all priority populations experiencing homelessness.
  • Link all homeless HIV priority populations to supportive housing services like homeless assistance grants and housing choice vouchers.

5

Ensure PLWHA who are aging have support or housing that is stigma for the needs of PLWHA.

  • Combine federal resources to build assisted-living programs or PLWHA.
  • Train Professional staff in assisted-living facilities and hospitals for the needs of PLWHA who are aging.
  • Promote Medicaid and Medicare funding to provide housing for PLWHA who are aging.

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