Post submited by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications
New housing protections for low-income New Yorkers who are permanently disabled by HIV or AIDS will ensure those residents pay no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. The measure will dramatically improve the quality of life for thousands of New Yorkers who previously had to pay upwards of 70 percent of their disability income toward rent alone.
The 30 percent cap extends the same protections to New Yorkers living with and disabled by HIV or AIDS that exists in the city’s other low-income housing programs.
HRC signed on to several organizational letters of support for the 30 percent cap. We commend Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and all the advocates who worked tirelessly to make this incredibly important protection a reality.