New York: Two NYC Groups Receive $2.4 Million to House Those Living With HIV/AIDS
October 15, 2007
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded two New York City groups $2.47 million to provide rental, mortgage, and utilities assistance for people with HIV/AIDS. Of the sum, Brooklyn's Church Avenue Merchants Block Association received $1.3 million to serve low-income and homeless clients and patients living with mental health and substance abuse issues. Manhattan's Fortune Society Inc. received $1.1 million to provide housing and support services to people with HIV/AIDS who have been recently released from jail or who have a substance abuse history. The grants are part of $286 million HUD plans to award through its national HIV/AIDS housing program, the agency said.