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, YourNabe.com 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
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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