is an assisted living facility in the Bywater neighborhood, that houses people living with HIV and AIDS.
But after just a few months of living in Belle Reve
in the Bywater, he
will to live, returned.
and the house next door, Belle Espirit, both on Royal Street, are assisted living facilities for people with HIV and AIDS.
..."We're really helping all these mostly homeless people who would have been sleeping on their doorsteps instead of us taking care of them and us taking them off the streets," said Belle Reve president
Cramer says the neighborhood association supports the work that Belle Reve
does, but says changing the zoning sets a dangerous precedent.
Half of the grant money is renewable every three years, which means over time Belle Reve
could lose millions in potential funding.
Merrett says, Belle Reve
saved his life.
Under the current rules, to get the money, Belle Reve
must expand Belle Espirit to house 19 people.
If Belle Reve
does not get the building permits by the end of the month, they will lose the $638,000 grant altogether.