Extra Funding for HIV/AIDS Housing to be Decided

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County officials are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a funding boost that will provide transitional housing and medical case management for about 20 more people living with HIV/AIDS.

The $50,000 increase would go to a federal Housing and Urban Development program, administered by Santa Ana officials, that provides transitional housing and skills workshops for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.

Goals of the program include medical care, housing stability and reducing chronic homelessness.

Next year’s funding would rise from $827,000 to $877,000, though the county staff report doesn’t explain who would cover the extra funding.

Additionally, homeless advocates have stressed the importance of collecting detailed data to help improve programs by showing what works and what doesn’t.

It’s unclear in the county staff report what type of data would be collected in the program.

The supervisors meeting starts Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

You can reach Nick Gerda at ngerda@gmail.com, and follow him on Twitter: @nicholasgerda.

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