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May 24: AIDS Housing Resolution to Be Considered on House Floor Today

Urge Your Representative to Vote for H.Con. Res. 137

May 24, 2010

Housing status is one of the strongest predictors of health outcomes for PLWHA: lack of housing is a barrier to care, while increased housing stability enables PLWHA to obtain and adhere to life-saving medical care and antiretroviral therapy.

May 24, 2010

Dear NAHC Members and Supporters,

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The Majority Leader's Office has posted the legislative schedule for Monday, May 24 and it includes the AIDS Housing resolution (H. Con. Res. 137) to be taken up under suspension of the rules. This vote comes nearly one year after introduction of the resolution by Rep. Nadler of New York. Although the measure is cosponsored by 40 House members from both sides of the aisle, including Chairman Frank of the House Financial Services Committee, broad support is needed to achieve adoption under suspension of the rules.

The resolution is a powerful statement of Congress' recognition that the lack of adequate housing must be addressed as a barrier to effective HIV prevention, treatment, and care, and that the United States should make a commitment to providing adequate funding for developing housing as a response to the AIDS pandemic. To view a copy of the resolution, click here.

Please call your Representative's office right now and ask that he or she support H. Con. Res. 137 on the House floor today.


Action Alert

  • Call your Representative (202-225-3121) and ask to speak to the housing staffer
  • Ask your Representative to support H. Con. Res. 137 on the House floor today
  • If the staffer has questions, direct him or her to Kim Corbin in Rep. Nadler's office, or have the staffer call the NAHC office (202-347-0333)
  • Let NAHC know the result of your outreach: nahc@nationalaidshousing.org

Thank you for all that you do,

NAHC



  
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This article was provided by National AIDS Housing Coalition. Visit NAHC's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
 
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