The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it would continue $33 million worth of funding for the permanent housing of over 1,200 low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.
“These grants offer housing, vital healthcare and hope to hundreds of households that combine to literally save lives,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Having stable housing can make all the difference to the health of someone living with HIV/AIDS who might otherwise be struggling to live on our streets.”
Most of the centers receiving this federal assistance are directed toward urban centers based on the number of AIDS cases reported to the CDC. New York City’s Bailey House, for example, will receive just over $1 million, while the City of Los Angeles Housing Department will receive $1.5 million.
Major ups to the Obama administration for supporting housing for some of the most deserving in the population.