This webinar features leading research on this intersection between stable housing and improved health outcomes. The webinar showcases the work of Open Door, an AIDS United Retention in Care (RiC) grantee that is providing a harm-reduction housing-first program for people living with HIV in Pittsburgh, PA through the generous support of the M·A·C AIDS Fund.
Dr. David Holtgrave of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will provide an overview of the research on Housing First, and the evidence base that exists to support the link between housing and health outcomes.
Open Door of Pittsburgh, PA is an innovative model of harm reduction housing that serves formerly homeless PLWHA with histories of drug use. Members of Open Door’s board will talk about how the organizations RiC-supported project has incorporated an innovative payee system that assists clients in remaining stably housed, a critical milestone in staying retained in care. Open Door will present a new toolkit for those in the field who are interested in this model and may want to replicate it, and will announce an opportunity for technical assistance for one organization within the United States to replicate the model.