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May/June 2008

English Links

New research from National Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit (Press release, March 2008)
Information about two major, long-awaited studies showing that housing for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS not only improves health outcomes but also saves millions in medical costs. Another study found that homeless youth are four to five times more likely to engage in high-risk drug use and more than twice as likely to engage in high-risk sex than youth in housing with some adult supervision.

AIDS and Behavior housing issue (Journal, November 2007)
Special issue of AIDS and Behavior with new research on HIV/AIDS and housing. The National AIDS Housing Coalition is offering free copies for a modest shipping charge.

CHAMP Community Forum, "Housing as HIV Prevention" (Summary, November 2007)
Notes and PowerPoint slides from presentations by speakers from Housing Here & Now!, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and the New York City AIDS Housing Network.

Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) (Website)
An international human rights organization fighting forced evictions.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth: An Epidemic of Homelessness (Report, January 2007)
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force/National Coalition for the Homeless comprehensive report showing that 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender.

AIDS Housing Alliance/San Francisco (Website)
An advocacy group founded and run by disabled people with HIV/AIDS.

Movement for Justice in El Barrio (MJB) (Article, March 2008)
In Left Turn magazine, R J Maccani writes about Movement for Justice in El Barrio, an East Harlem-based organization of immigrants and low-income people of color fighting gentrification in Manhattan's "last frontier."

INDIA: Black Flags in Dharavi (Video, 2007)
15,000 shack dwellers in Mumbai, India, protest the displacement of Dharavi, popularly known as Asia's largest slum, by real estate developers.

Homeless Forums (Website)
A global English-language forum for people who are homeless to share their stories and offer helpful information.

BBC: Tent Cities Spring Up in LA (Video, 2008)
News report on a shantytown in Southern California as people have lost their homes during the mortgage crisis.

Links en Español

VIH/SIDA y la Vivienda: Una Buena Inversión de Recursos Públicos (Factsheet, 2007)
How housing reduces HIV infection rates and saves money.

VIH/SIDA y la Vivienda: Previniendo la Transmisión de VIH (Factsheet, 2007)
How stable housing prevents HIV transmission.

Los de Abajo (Article, March 2008)
This article by Gloria Muñoz Ramírez in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada discusses the work of Movement for Justice in El Barrio to resist gentrification in New York City.

Bilingual Link

Forced Evictions in Guatemala (Video, January 2007)
This video by Rights Action shows Guatemalan police and army forcibly evicting indigenous families for a mining company.

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This article was provided by Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project. It is a part of the publication Solidarity Project.