BLOG.AIDS.GOV - Changing to in Spring 2017


Amy Palilonis

M.S.W., Community Planning & Development Specialist, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

HRSA and HUD Launch Data Integration Pilot to Improve HIV Care and Housing Coordination

According to data from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), people living with HIV who are temporarily or unstably housed have lower rates of retention in care and viral suppression. A new $3.6 million, three-year investment of resources from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) is supporting five communities in the implementation, utilization, and…

Housing Grants for HIV+ Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

Women living with HIV/AIDS face multiple challenges—including increased risk for intimate partner violence (IPV) and housing instability. We know that the combination of HIV, violence, and insecure housing can have dramatic repercussions on women’s health. Studies indicate that over half (55%) of U.S. women living with HIV have experienced IPV. Women who experience violence are…

HOPWA Demonstration Projects Seek Improved Coordination of Housing and Care Services

Projects underway in seven communities around the nation are providing permanent and transitional housing and other support services to more than 200 households with families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS and informing the development of new cross-program approaches in HIV care. Seeking to better integrate and coordinate non-housing supportive services for people living with HIV…