Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Institute for Public Policy Studies subcontracted with Mathematica Policy Research and AIDS Housing of Washington to conduct the AIDS Housing Cost Study, a descriptive study of supportive housing options available to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Supportive housing combines permanent housing with access to social, medical, mental health and substance abuse services for low-income and special-needs populations such as people with serious mental illness, HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders.
A wide range of housing assistance options exist across the country for people living with HIV/AIDS, ranging from emergency housing to permanent housing solutions.
The permanent housing that is dedicated for people living with HIV/AIDS clusters into four categories:
The cost of providing HIV/AIDS housing can be as low as $400 per month or as high as $5,000 per month, depending on the costs of housing in a given city, the intensity of services delivered through the housing and the level of need presented by the residents.