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In Policy Paper, National AIDS Housing Coalition Urges More Funds for Housing Assistance
The National AIDS Housing Coalition, Inc. has released a policy paper titled, "HIV/AIDS Housing: The Key to Survival with HIV/AIDS," that stresses the need for housing assistance for people with HIV/AIDS and increased federal support and coordination to address this need. Citing estimates that "upwards of 500,000" Americans living with HIV/AIDS will need housing assistance during their illness, the report recommends that the Bush administration and Congress increase funding for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program by $42 million in fiscal year 2002, which would bring total program funding to $300 million. The coalition's letter also notes that homelessness among people with HIV/AIDS is "most acute" among the poor and minorities and asks that the administration maintain support for the Office of National AIDS Policy and the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing at HUD. To access the policy paper online, enter
http://www.aidshousing.org/usr_doc/47130.pdf into your Web browser (National AIDS Housing Coalition, 1/30).
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