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Enhanced Housing Placement Assistance (EHPA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03334825
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 7, 2017
Results First Posted : February 8, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ellen Wiewel, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Brief Summary:
Randomized controlled trial of housing placement assistance for homeless persons with HIV

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV/AIDS Housing Problems Other: Enhanced housing placement assistance Other: Standard housing placement assistance Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Approximately 800 persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) reside in HIV emergency single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotels in New York City and do not have the ability to secure permanent housing on their own. The study evaluated a pilot program which fast-tracked PLWHA from HIV emergency SRO hotels into permanent housing. The Enhanced Housing Placement Assistance (EHPA) program had three components: 1) active recruitment of emergency SRO hotel residents with high need for housing; 2) assistance in the rapid (fast-track) acquisition of permanent housing; and 3) participation in a 12-month support services program designed to prevent PLWHA from relapsing into homelessness, with services focused on increasing clients' capacity to live independently and maintain housing stability. Participants were randomly assigned to either 1) EHPA or 2) usual care, which included standard connections to services and housing programs offered by the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), or Ryan White services, and were followed over twelve months using a questionnaire developed with significant input from the target population of PLWHA residing in emergency SRO hotels.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 236 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: randomized controlled trial
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: An Enhanced Housing Placement Assistance (EHPA) Program for Homeless Persons Living With HIV/AIDS in New York City
Actual Study Start Date : April 1, 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 31, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 31, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Enhanced housing placement assistance Other: Enhanced housing placement assistance
assistance in the rapid (fast-track) acquisition of permanent housing; and participation in a 12-month support services program designed to prevent PLWHA from relapsing into homelessness, with services focused on increasing clients' capacity to live independently and maintain housing stability

Active Comparator: Standard housing placement assistance Other: Standard housing placement assistance
standard connections to services and housing programs offered by HASA, HOPWA, or Ryan White




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Placement in Permanent Housing [ Time Frame: 12 months post-enrollment ]
    supportive housing, rental assistance, other non-emergency housing, etc.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Engagement in HIV Care [ Time Frame: 12 months post-enrollment ]
    any reported HIV viral load (VL) or CD4 test

  2. Number of Participants With HIV Viral Suppression [ Time Frame: 12 months post-enrollment ]
    Last viral load is under 200 copies/mL



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Person living with HIV in New York City
  • Residing in an New York City HASA single-adult single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotel

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to provide informed consent
  • Inability to complete survey in English or Spanish

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03334825


Sponsors and Collaborators
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Ellen W Wiewel, DrPH New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Principal Investigator: Vivian L Towe, PhD RAND
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Ellen Wiewel, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
Informed Consent Form  [PDF] April 5, 2012


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Responsible Party: Ellen Wiewel, Director of Research and Evaluation, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03334825     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 17-049
First Posted: November 7, 2017    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 8, 2019
Last Update Posted: February 8, 2019
Last Verified: September 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Ellen Wiewel, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
HIV
housing
homelessness