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WHAT HOUSING WORKS ADVOCACY DOES

Housing Works engages in an array of advocacy strategies to further our mission of ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness: traditional government lobbying; regular legislative visits in Albany by HIV-positive clients; civil disobedience and street protests; and impact litigation. This inside-plus-outside pressure on elected officials has made Housing Works a force to be reckoned with on the local, state, national, and international levels. Housing Works maintains advocacy offices in New York City, Albany, Washington, D.C., and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We also maintain close partnerships with the Haitian AIDS organizations Fondation Esther Boucicault Stanislas and Plateforme Haitienne des Association PVVIH and the Puerto Rican harm reduction group Intercambios Puerto Rico.

THE HOUSING WORKS AIDS-FREE CAMPAIGN

Housing Works’ AIDS-FREE Campaign is a collaborative, multi-year initiative committed to ending the AIDS epidemic—in New York State by 2020, in the United States by 2025, and worldwide by 2030. With recent advancements in science, data, and health-care access, we can end AIDS if we have the resolve, even without a cure. For more information about what “AIDS-FREE” means, and how we get to an AIDS-FREE future, see the “AIDS-FREE Campaign Overview.”

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Recent posts from our blog

  • Sand Castle Housing Project Sued for Housing Discrimination

    September 30, 2014

    Federal lawsuit alleges blatant refusal to accept applicants living with AIDS and utilizing a public housing subsidy

    Today, two clients of the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) filed a federal lawsuit against the owners of the Sand Castle housing complex in Far Rockaway, New …

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  • VIDEO: On Getting to an AIDS-FREE NYS by 2020

    VIDEO: On Getting to an AIDS-FREE NYS by 2020

    September 25, 2014

    Just three short months ago, on June 29, 2014, coinciding with NYC Gay Pride, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo committed New York State to a plan ending AIDS as an epidemic by the year 2020.

    In the coming months, the roadmap on how we reach …

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  • 9/17 ACTION ALERT!: Help Reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

    9/17 ACTION ALERT!: Help Reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

    September 17, 2014

    HELP SAVE HOMELESS YOUTH: SUPPORT THE RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH AND TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ACT

    The Housing Works Outreach to Homeless Youth Program, based in East New York in Brooklyn is a member of the Runaway Homeless Youth Coalition in New York State. Throughout the years the …

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