THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN RADIO ACTUALITY ON HUD GRANT ANNOUNCMENT The Oval Office
For too many Americans living with AIDS, poverty is nearly as much of a threat as the disease itself. People with AIDS face enormous medical bills and are often too sick to hold a job. Without our help, many would be forced to live in unfit housing, or even to become homeless. We must not turn our backs on these Americans when they need us the most. Today I am announcing $221 million in grants that will help meet the housing needs of the 85,000 Americans who have AIDS and those who live with a family member with the disease. These grants, administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will mean that people fighting AIDS don't have to also fight to keep a roof over their heads.
Sound from The President is available today on the White House Press Office Radio Actuality Line at 202/456-5671.