NHAHC offers technical assistance for organizations, housing agencies, health departments, and other entities to develop innovative housing solutions for PLWHA and how to advocate for the resources for implementation. If you are interested in working with NHAHC,
e-mail Lauren Banks, Lauren@NHAHC.org
National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) is committed to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by ensuring that persons living with HIV/AIDS have quality, affordable, and appropriate housing by advocating for resources and equitable policies that guide this through our own efforts and supporting other Housing and HIV Advocate Organizations.
Our Lived Leadership Intern Program is for individuals who seek to learn and build advocacy and policy skills and have a passion for the importance of housing in ending the HIV epidemic. Over the course of 6 months, our interns will attend four educational and advocacy training and travel to Washington, D.C. twice to meet with Congressional staff and federal officials.
Entered the field of Social Services and Outreach 10 years ago volunteering with organizations such as Heartland Health Alliance and FCAN and moved into a role as a Peer Navigator with the University of Chicago Medicine contributing to programming that provided a safe space for PLWHA, LGBTQ youth, an addressing stigma in the community. Additionally, Javon has served as a liaison and case manager with Infection Disease providers to reach national goals set to end the HIV epidemic.
Javon is a Non-Medical Ryan White Case Manager in Minnesota and provides services such as Insurance and ADAP coverage for PLWHA, food assistance, and other referral services. Javon Chairs the MN HIV Housing Coalition and advocates for funding and programming that impacts the lives of PLWHA.
As a young adult, Devin experienced poverty, homelessness, and drug addiction. In 2014, at the age of 26, he found the necessary resources and mindset to turn his life around and found purpose in using his experience to help others that are similarly situated.
He would go on to get his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at Portland State University, and later his Juris Doctorate at Willamette University. With a passion for criminal justice reform and helping solve the current housing crisis, he has spent most of his professional career in the Public and Nonprofit sectors.
Currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Communications & Marketing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
He is the CEO and Founder of Living HAPI. A nonprofit organization that currently serves individuals in the Charlotte metropolitan area by bridging gaps between those in need and available resources. He enjoys advocating for adequate access to services and is passionate about educating individuals on available resources.
A young trans woman from Mississippi moved to the big city (Memphis) to make a better living. Living in a place to survive, she had to sell my body in order to secure shelter and housing. After learning of her status she began to seek help. This led her down the path of helping others like herself and becoming an HIV advocate.
Michelle is an Early Intervention Specialist assisting newly diagnosed and out-of-care individuals by assisting and linking them to resources that reduces the barriers keeping them from reaching viral suppression.