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Action Alert: House Considering AIDS Housing Resolution Today!

May 24, 2010

Nearly one year ago, New York's Rep. Jerrold Nadler introduced a groundbreaking AIDS Housing resolution: Congress would recognize 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.

The House is considering the measure today!


Four Easy Action Steps!

  1. Call your Representative (202-225-3121) and ask to speak to the housing staffer

  2. Ask your Representative to support H. Con. Res. 137 on the House floor today

  3. 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)

  4. Let NAHC know the result of your outreach: nahc@nationalaidshousing.org

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.

As seasoned housing advocates know, 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.

For more information on the research behind housing and healthcare visit www.nationalAIDShousing.org.

Thank you for your advocacy!



  
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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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