Call Assembly Speaker Silver: Stop the HASA Rent Crisis -- New Yorkers With HIV/AIDS Need Affordable Housing!
No More Than 30% Towards Our Rent for HASA Clients
August 19, 2009
Call Speaker Silver's NYC office at (212) 312-1420 with this message:
"Hi, my name is _________ and I'm calling to ask Speaker Silver to schedule a vote during the special session for Assembly bill number 2565, introduced by Deborah Glick. This bill would help prevent 11,000 low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS from losing their homes by giving them an affordable housing protection." [Additional points below]
The Senate bill (#2664), championed by Senator Tom Duane, passed with overwhelming support on July 17th (only one Senator voted no). The Assembly will have the opportunity to pass the bill in September when they meet for a special session to update the budget. But Assembly Speaker Silver won't schedule a vote for the bill unless he sees and hears enough community support. The Assembly bill was introduced by Assembly Member Deborah Glick and is co-sponsored by over 40 of her colleagues. If you haven't already, please watch Senator Duane's extraordinary speech about the legislation at www.nysenate.gov/news/towleroad-ny-state-senator-tom-duane-gives-gripping-angry-speech-aids.
Key Points -- What The 30% Rent Cap Bill Would Do
FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact NYCAHN Community Organizer Jaron Benjamin at (718) 864-3932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was provided by New York City AIDS Housing Network.
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