Eleven U.S. Senators have introduced a resolution, S. 162, to recognize the importance of housing in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS, according to a Housing Works statement. The same resolution passed the House of Representatives in 2010. While the resolution won’t be legally binding even if it passes in both houses of Congress, it should add weight to advocates’ efforts to win political support to fund AIDS housing. According to the resolution, 70 percent of people living with HIV report that they’ve been homeless or experienced housing instability at some point in their lives.
To read the Housing Works statement, click here.