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Getting the NAHC of It

Become a Card-Carrying Member of the National AIDS Housing Coalition!

July 11, 2008

Getting the NAHC of It join NAHC!

An ever-growing body of evidence shows that housing is a crucial tool for fighting the AIDS epidemic. And for the past 15 years the National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) has led the way in gathering information and educating the public about how housing is both healthcare and prevention. The only national organization focusing exclusively on the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS, NAHC works at the federal, state, and local levels to educate and inform advocates, service providers, the business community, and policy makers about the funding priorities that impact housing options for the most vulnerable.

NAHC's leadership on three national AIDS and Housing Research Summits have attracted top researchers from across the globe. These summits have brought together a stellar body of research that empirically demonstrates the correlation between housing, health care, community stability, and cost savings.

Become a NAHC member and help build on what has been started! As a membership-focused organization NAHC maintains a presence in more than half of U.S. states and Canada, and is aiming for full participation from every state and territory. To join the National AIDS Housing Coalition call 202-347-0333 or click on

"NAHC continues to branch out in its work with other national AIDS and national housing organizations to bridge the understanding of the critical need for and connection of housing stability and positive health outcomes in the lives of people with HIV/AIDS," said NAHC president Shawn M. Lang.

Some benefits of NAHC membership:

AIDS Housing Policy Council ($1,000)
Includes Organizational Partner, Associate and Individual benefits plus:

  • Seat on NAHC's AIDS Housing Policy Council
  • In-depth analysis on housing policy issues, research and pending legislation
  • Complimentary copies of publications, research reports and legislative alerts
  • Tracking and status of specific legislation and provisions relevant to NAHC members interests and concerns

Organizational Partner ($750, $500 or $300, depending on organizational budget)
Includes Associate and Individual benefits plus:

  • Assistance with arranging Congressional visits, based on NAHC staff availability
  • Regular federal and advocacy issue alerts
  • Public policy reports on pending legislation
  • Updates on NAHC's advocacy activities
  • Invitation to advocacy training and education

Associate ($250)
Includes Individual benefits plus:

  • Participation in lobby visits to Hill offices of key legislators
  • Congressional Visits Day each year
  • Quarterly briefings of Housing Policy Council and its staff (more often if necessary and appropriate)

Individual ($100)

  • NAHC newsletter
  • Legislative Action Alerts

To join the National AIDS Housing Coalition call 202-347-0333 or click on

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This article was provided by Housing Works. It is a part of the publication Housing Works AIDS Issues Update. Visit Housing Works' website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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