Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Activists Call on City to Cut AIDS Housing Waiting List
November 12, 2010
On Wednesday at City Hall, about 60 ACT UP Philadelphia members protested the city's waiting list for AIDS housing. From the beginning of the year to summer, the number of people waiting for city AIDS housing grew by 30 percent to more than 200, ACT UP said.
"We presented him with a plan; we showed him the costs, the savings and how it's cost effective to house people with AIDS as opposed to sending them to shelters," said Jose DeMarco of ACT UP. "But he said he can't commit to anything like that right now because of budgetary reasons. He says there's no money, but we know he's given huge corporate tax breaks and we know that there is money and that there is a way for him to do this."
Philadelphia Gay News
11.11.2010; Jen Colletta
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