What does a neighborhood do when faced with a new facility for homeless people living with AIDs in their neighborhood?
If that neighborhood is Corcoran, in the Powderhorn Community of south Minneapolis, they organize a Neighborhood Team for the AIDS Walk to show solidarity with their new neighbors.
Corcoran resident Marissa Tappy organized the team and encouraged residents to join via an article in the Corcoran News. Referencing the neighborhood’s acceptance and welcome of various projects and groups, Tappy stated, “[t]his passionate and creative neighborhood is what motivated me to create the Corcoran Neighborhood Team for this year’s Minnesota AIDS Walk.”
Clare Housing provides housing and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS who have been or are at risk of being homeless. Forty-five units at the new Clare Midtown, located a block south of the Lake Street light rail station, opened in March of this year. An Open House is being held this Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.