Housing

State Senator and Others Arrested in AIDS Housing Protest

State Senator and Others Arrested in AIDS Housing Protest

By Nathan Hurst

Tom Duane and 17 AIDS housing advocates blocked traffic and were arrested on Broadway on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in a protest of Gov. David Paterson’s September veto of an AIDS rent cap bill. The bill, which easily passed the State Senate and Assembly this summer, would have capped the amount people with HIV or AIDS spend on rent at 30 percent of their disability income.


Evicted Williamsburg Tenants: Jail Criminal Landlords

Evicted Williamsburg Tenants: Jail Criminal Landlords

By Simone Gorrindo

On a warm Sunday at the end of September, residents of Williamsburg, Brooklyn took advantage of the springlike weather and spent the afternoon outside. Couples walked hand in hand along Bedford Avenue. Thin girls sat poised on benches like fashion ads. It was a day that felt, as Williamsburg often feels, like a dream, a dream where nothing of consequence ever happens.


HIV/AIDS Bill Is Vetoed, Man Fears Losing Home

HIV/AIDS Bill Is Vetoed, Man Fears Losing Home

By Nathan Hurst

James Lister is on the verge of homelessness. He has lived in his West Village apartment since 1979, which he pays for with disability income he receives because he has AIDS. Now he is one step closer to losing his home.