September 20, 2010
N.Y. Governor Vetoes HIV/AIDS Housing Assistance
New York Governor David Paterson vetoed a bill that would have capped the rent of people who receive housing assistance from the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), The New York Times reports. Under the bill, their rent could be no more than 30 percent of their income. Many HASA recipients spend more than half their income on rent. The city and the state contribute funding to HASA. Mayor Michael Bloomberg opposed the bill. Paterson cited the state’s fiscal crisis as the reason for his veto. The bill would have affected about 11,000 HIV-positive New Yorkers.
To read the Times article, click here.
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