The Affordable Housing Crisis: Impact on People Living with HIV in CA

Access to stable affordable housing is a critical component of treatment and care for people living with HIV (PLWH), as well as a successful method of preventing new infections. Federally-funded housing programs provide housing subsidies and supportive services; however, available funding does not meet the housing needs of most low-income PLWH in California, 12% of whom are homeless or unstably housed. This brief discusses how California’s affordable housing crisis affects health outcomes for PLWH and offers a set of policy recommendations to increase collaboration across the housing and health care sectors in order to combat the housing crisis and move California closer to ending the HIV epidemic.

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