Los Angeles Times Profiles HIV/AIDS Housing Program Project New Hope
The Los Angeles Times on Sunday profiled Project New Hope, a not-for-profit organization that helps low-income people and people living with HIV/AIDS obtain housing in the Los Angeles area. Although there are about 53,000 HIV-positive people in Los Angeles County, the county has limited housing services for people in need, according to Gunther Freehill, a spokesperson for the county's Office of AIDS Programs and Policy. "Housing is critical so people can live stable lives and consume HIV medical services," and providing housing for HIV-positive people can prevent people who would otherwise be living on the streets from turning to drugs or sex work, which increases the risk of HIV transmission, Freehill said (Tamaki, Los Angeles Times, 10/26). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.