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Congress increases funding for HIV housing program




An AIDS symbol is displayed on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2010 during the World AIDS Day.
An AIDS symbol is displayed on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2010 during the World AIDS Day.
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress increased the funding for a program that gives housing assistance for people living with HIV, and those in L.A. County stand to gain the most out of anywhere in the country.

Called Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS, it helps those struggling to pay for rent.

Terry Goddard, executive director of the Alliance for Housing and Healing, explains how a bump in funding could be put to use in Los Angeles.

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