June 15, 2012
N.Y. State Republicans Defeat HIV Affordable Housing Bill
New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and most Senate Republicans defeated a bill that would ensure low-income people with HIV/AIDS who qualify for rental assistance pay no more than 30 percent of their income toward their rent, the standard for affordable housing in every other low-income housing program in the state, according to a VOCAL-NY statement. The vote goes against the wishes of openly gay and HIV-positive Senator Thomas K. Duane, a Democrat, who is retiring at the end of this year.
To read the VOCAL-NY statement, click here.
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