Housing Works clients, staff and supporters joined other AIDS activists, as well as members of the Occupy Wall Street movement, for a World AIDS Day march downtown today.
A group of the Housing Works staff dressed in Robin Hood costumes to demand a Robin Hood Financial Transaction Tax and a Millionaires Tax to pay for housing, treatment and other critical services to people with HIV/AIDS.
East Village resident Andrew Coamey told us that activists — many of them chained together — blocked traffic on Broadway in front of City Hall Park for more than 30 minutes to make their point. In total, 10 were arrested, said Coamey, CFO and senior vice president for Housing, Housing Works.
Housing Works has operated the Keith D. Cylar Residence and Healthcare Center on 9th Street and Avenue D since 1996 and serves more than 150 local residents with HIV/AIDS at this location each day.
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