Louisiana: New Orleans Gets a "D" for Grant Delivery
June 30, 2011
A group of HIV agencies in New Orleans on June 24 issued a report card on the city's progress in tackling HIV/AIDS.
While CHANGE (Coalition of HIV/AIDS Nonprofits & Governmental Entities) praised the city for its HIV medical and prevention services, particularly the broad network of area care providers, it gave New Orleans a "D" for its untimely disbursement of federal grants. The city is so slow to provide housing assistance that it risks making some HIV/AIDS patients homeless, the report said. People with HIV/AIDS are homeless at a higher rate than the general population, it said, noting that area rents have increased since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
06.25.2011; Ashley Hopkinson
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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