Reply to "AIDS turns 20"

Subject: Rally and Speak Out on Tuesday October 8th at Community Forum on AIDS emergency housing

Homeless People Living with HIV/AIDS NEED PERMANENT HOUSING AND YOU CAN HELP THEM GET IT...

WHY
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

There are currently 1600 homeless people living with AIDS in the commercial SRO's;
A State Supreme Court Judge has confirmed that they are living in substandard conditions;
Homeless people living with AIDS at the Malibu and other Upper West Side SRO hotels have been criminalized by the community; The City spends $2200 per month to send a homeless person living with AIDS to a horrible commercial SRO while cheaper apartments sit vacant; Placing homeless people in commercial SRO's leads to a depletion of affordable housing. The City needs to do more to end homelessness.

OUR SOLUTION

The NYC AIDS Housing Network is demanding that the City immediately place all people living with AIDS in commercial SRO's into permanent housing The City Council must pass a law ensuring that all New Yorkers living with AIDS will get an immediate referral to permanent housing;
The Mayor must create an AIDS housing plan immediately to address the crisis;
The MAYOR MUST RECOMMIT THE $25 MILLION FROM HOPWA TO BUILD AIDS HOUSING!

What Can You Do?
SHOW UP ON TUESDAY, OCT. 8TH
BLOOMINGDALE LIBRARY'
100TH STREET AND AMSTERDAM AVENUE
6:45 P.M.
TAKE THE B,C, OR 1 TRAIN TO 103RD ST.
OR MEET AT THE NYC AIDS HOUSING NETWORK,
5:15 P.M.,
80A FOURTH AVENUE BROOKLYN
B/T ST. MARKS & BERGEN STS.
(TAKE THE W,M,N,R TO PACIFIC ST. OR THE 2,3, 4,5,Q TRAIN TO ATLANTIC AVE.)

OPENLY HIV + CITY COUNCILMEMBER PHIL REED IS HOLDING A FORUM TO HEAR THE COMMUNITIES CONCERNS
ABOUT HOMELESS PEOPLE LIVING WITH AIDS BEING PLACED IN THEIR COMMUNITY! WE NEED YOU TO SHOW UP AND HAVE YOUR VOICES HEARD! HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, HOMELESSNESS IS!!!

For more information or to join the House Every One! Campaign or to become a member of the
NYC AIDS Housing Network, call Jennifer at
(718) 802-9540

The next planning meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at the office of
the NYC AIDS Housing Network.

[This message was edited by Rose Royalle on 10-04-02 at 02:52 AM.]
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