City Council report finds deplorable living conditions in housing for BX AIDS patients

(06/27/04) TREMONT - A City Council investigation finds Bronx AIDS patients have poor living conditions within their city housing apartments.

The council's study reports more than 70 percent of the facilities surveyed throughout the city had open housing department violations. It also states many apartments had holes in the ceilings, exposed wiring and no locks on doors. Many places also did not provide basic court-mandated amenities like mattresses, bedding or toilet paper.

The City Council has made recommendations to the city's AIDS services administration in order to improve the living conditions. One suggestion is to create a central housing referral system to track clients.

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