Urge your Member of Congress to oppose the Congressional plan to slash HOPWA funding!
Some members of Congress have proposed irresponsible cuts to non-defense programs, including the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program. These cuts would decimate HOPWA, which provides essential housing assistance to people living with HIV.
The proposed cuts to HOPWA would amount to $125 million, which would mean that nearly 14,000 households would lose their housing. This would have a devastating impact on people living with HIV, who are already disproportionately affected by homelessness.
We cannot let these cuts go through. We need to contact our members of Congress TODAY and urge them to protect HOPWA funding for FY24.
Consider these points:
- Stable housing is essential for people living with HIV to access healthcare, adhere to treatment, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- People living with HIV who are homeless are more likely to experience homelessness again, have worse health outcomes, and die sooner.
- The HOPWA program has been proven to be effective in reducing homelessness among people living with HIV.
- The proposed cuts to HOPWA are unnecessary and irresponsible.