PACHA Seeks Nominations


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 9, 2015. The PACHA is a federal advisory committee within HHS. It…

PACHA Shares NHAS Implementation Recommendations

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During the 57th meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on September 15, 2015, the Council shared recommendations on the implementation of the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), first provided an update about current efforts by agencies across…

Joint HUD-DOJ Demonstration Designed to Prevent Homelessness among Victims of Domestic Violence


To help prevent victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS from falling into homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making more than $9 million available to state, local governments, and non-profits through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)/Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration – a collaborative effort…

Agencies Developing Federal Action Plan to Implement Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Ten federal agencies are currently working—both individually and collaboratively—to develop a government-wide action plan to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, (Strategy) which the White House released on July 30, 2015. In the Executive Order that accompanied the release of the Updated Strategy, President Obama identified those agencies having primary competencies and responsibilities…

HUD and Department of Labor Launch Training Curriculum For HIV/AIDS Housing And Service Providers

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), today unveiled a new training curriculum for HIV/AIDS housing and service providers focused on employment services. Getting to Work  is a three-part, multi-media curriculum which…


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Editor’s Note: This statement was released by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 19, 2015. HUD No. 15-059 April A. Brown (202) 708-0685 HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at risk for homelessness WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department…

Housing Discrimination Because of HIV/AIDS Is Illegal

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People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) face a number of challenges that are often amplified by stigma and discrimination associated with the virus.  To many, discrimination acts as a barrier to meeting basic needs like shelter. That’s why HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, which administers the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, and its…

Your Federal Workforce Cares


Editor’s Note: As 2014 comes to an end, we continue to reflect on personal perspectives. The below video features voices from federal staff on their commitment to HIV/AIDS On the first day of the 2014 U.S. Conference of AIDS (USCA), Dr. Laura Cheever, head of the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, and other federal agency leaders came together for a…