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May 8, 2014 | by Ann Mercogliano
BROOKLYN (PIX11) – Reginald Brown is a low income New Yorker living with AIDS. He said the Mayor’s budget will relieve stress for people like him living with this illness.
Brown said he’s been advocating for affordable housing for years with his organization, VOCAL NY.
Reginald, who has AIDS, says the mayor’s budget will help relieve stress for low income people with the disease.
Its a whopping $74 billion budget that provides dramatically for affordable housing.
According to the mayor, there is:
– 30 percent rent cap for low-income New Yorkers with HIV/AIDS
– Plans to consolidate anti-eviction legal services
– Multi-year proposal to implement a new Working Families Subsidy Program
– 100 new crisis shelter beds for runaway and homeless young people
– Including 24 beds for LGBT young people
De Blasio plans to expand affordable housing in the city, including $41 billion in capital investment over 10 years to build or preserve 200,000 units.
The budget must be approved by July 1st.