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December 22, 2009

NYC Residents Oppose Bronx HIV/AIDS Homeless Shelter

Some residents of the Bronx, New York, are raising objections to a proposed homeless shelter in their neighborhood for people living with HIV/AIDS, reports.  

According to the article, Praxis Housing Initiatives, a nonprofit group that operates transitional housing in New York City for homeless people with HIV/AIDS, is planning the project.  

The proposed development is intended to serve as a permanent residence for occupants of Praxis’s transitional housing in Brooklyn.  

The development would “destroy our work” to revive commerce in the area, said Mary Lauro, a representative from the Wakefield Taxpayers and Civic League.  

Although Praxis doesn’t need the local community board’s approval, the board will host a meeting January 7 with Praxis and concerned residents and business owners.

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