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Manhattan: Treatment Center Criticized




 

New York Times (02.25.02) - Monday, February 25, 2002

Lawmakers yesterday joined Harlem residents in opposing a proposed $2.4 million center on West 130th Street for people with AIDS. Officials said three brownstones ought not to be converted to 18 apartments for homeless single adults and families with members who are HIV-positive. State Sen. David A. Paterson said that residents were not adequately consulted and that Harlem was treated as "a dumping ground" for government projects. Residents are suing to block a grant from the N.Y. State Homeless Housing Assistance Program to Housing Works Inc. An official at Housing Works rejected the criticism and said the apartments would be "an asset to the community."



 


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