Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
Armando Barragán, PhD, MSW
This study sought to understand the challenges homeless men with HIV/AIDS face when seeking housing. The research used a post-positivist paradigm. The study included interviews with housing specialists who work with homeless men with HIV/AIDS. The housing specialists work at a non-profit agency serving a large urban county in Southern California. Information obtained from this research allowed the agency to provide better support and services to homeless HIV/AIDS men in the future.
The study uncovered the following challenges homeless men with HIV/AIDS face when seeking housing: affordable housing in safe areas, substance abuse in the homeless population, individuals with mental health and mental health services, HIV/AIDS discrimination, and wraparound services, including transportation. The findings from the study will help agencies, cities, and governments determine what areas and resources are needed for homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS. The study presented that the government should lower the cost of living or provide more low-income housing. Then deliver more wraparound services for homeless HIV/AIDS individuals.
Martinez, Rosey Yvette, "THE CHALLENGES HOMELESS MEN WITH HIV/AIDS FACE WHEN SEEKING HOUSING" (2023). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 1589.