Cincinnati Council could vote later this month on an amendment for how it spends federal housing dollars. The proposal would shift $1.8 million dollars to an affordable housing project in Pendleton. That plan would rehab 40 units in the neighborhood.
But at least two council members want to know why this proposal could be funded, while a plan for permanent supportive housing in Avondale still has not received city dollars. That more than $500,000 request has been pending city review for nearly a year.
Linda Seiter, the executive director of Caracole, which provides housing and other support services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, joins Mark Perzel to talk about their recent relocation to Northside, the services they provide, and the ongoing challenges faced by those with HIV/AIDS, despite the disease no longer being headline news.