Modesto Bee Examines New Housing Program for HIV-Positive People Living in Stanislaus County, Calif.
The Modesto Bee on Saturday profiled Halo House, a new housing-assistance program in Stanislaus County, Calif., for people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. Halo House is a project of the Stanislaus Community Assistance Project and is supported by a three-year, $335,000 federal grant. Starting in June, SCAP will arrange for apartment and house rentals for homeless or low-income HIV-positive people. The program is the first of its kind in Stanislaus County and aims to provide housing for 13 people living with HIV/AIDS in its first year. Halo House will provide housing, support and job training for people living with HIV/AIDS. To qualify for Halo House, residents must be HIV-positive or have another life-threatening illness and an annual income of less than $13,965, according to the Bee. However, housing managers and neighbors will not know the HIV status of Halo House residents, the Bee reports (Hood, Modesto Bee, 2/12).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.