Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

Senate Debates Bill That Includes Cuts to Housing

July 26, 2013

hands holding model house

This week, the Senate began debate on S.1243, the Fiscal Year 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) appropriations bill. This bill will determine the levels of funding given to important housing and development bills next year. Study after study has shown that housing stability is a key factor in seeking and adhering to treatment for HIV, so inadequate funding has the potential to negatively affect the lives of people with HIV who struggle to find or maintain housing.

In particular, the housing- and development-related amendments most troublesome to HIV advocates are #1768, which would cut HOME Investment Partnership funding by $50 million; #1758, which would cut Community Development funding by $360 million; #1753, which would eliminate the Interagency Council on Homelessness; and #1754, which threatens Homeless Assistance Grants. Votes on these amendments are expected when debate on this bill continues next week. The House is expected to begin debate on their version of THUD early next week.



  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by AIDS United. It is a part of the publication AIDS United Policy Update. Visit AIDS United's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
 
See Also
More on HIV and U.S. Gov't Housing Assistance
Advertisement:
Find out how a Walgreens specially trained pharmacist can help you

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:

Tools
 

Advertisement