S.F. Makes $1.8M Funding Request for HIV/AIDS Care
Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) and members of the Board of Supervisors announced that they haveÂ requested to useÂ $1.8 million from a city reserve fund for HIV/AIDS care and treatment services. The funds would be used to maintain primary care, hospice services and housing assistance for residents with HIV/AIDS through June 30. Lee and the supervisors made the request after Congress eliminated about $5 million in federal funding from the most recent budget package that would have gone toward HIV/AIDS programs in the city. The supplemental request is expected to gain final approval from a majority of the board.
- "SF Announces $1.8 Million in Funding for HIV/AIDS Services" (Bay Citizen, 1/11).
- "Mayor Ed Lee, LGBT Caucus Move To Restore $1.8 Million for AIDS Treatment" (CotÃ©, "City Insider," San Francisco Chronicle, 1/10).