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Nevada: Complex Caters to HIV/AIDS Patients, Makes Living Affordable

August 15, 2011

On Aug. 10, the nonprofit Aid for AIDS of Nevada hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a renovated, affordable development for low-income Nevadans living with HIV. Approximately 20 tenants "can't wait" to move in, said Jennifer Morss, AFAN's executive director.


The development includes a clubhouse as well as eight single-bedroom cottages and three dormitory-like pods with four bedrooms each. The renovated spaces have been painted warm colors and outfitted with new granite countertops and furniture donated by World Market Center. The project revives a property abandoned a year-and-a-half ago by its previous landlord.

A community garden has been established, where specially developed soil from gardeners at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas will grow organic vegetables.

Housing coordinator Bobby Townsend worked with other future residents all summer on building repairs and landscaping the common areas. "It's a safe place, a home" for residents, he said. "In here, everyone will understand what everyone's going through."

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Adapted from:
Las Vegas Review-Journal
08.10.2011; Trevon Milliard

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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