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
Albany, NY—After an almost three-week break—and following closely on the heels of another on-time State budget—legislators are back in Albany this week, and already, two pieces of legislation that are integral to ending AIDS as an epidemic in New York have made significant progress.GENDA …
NY Ending the AIDS Epidemic Blueprint Will Save Lives & State Money
Housing Works made national news this week when the Associated Press’s Michael Virtanen reported on the Housing Works and The Treatment Action Group’s Ending the Epidemic fiscal report, which shows that the Governor’s Plan …
THANK YOU to everyone who responded to our Action Alerts last week! Your hard work paid off! Your advocacy made a big impact on the budget’s implementation of the plan to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York.
Partial Victories on Decriminalizing Condoms & Syringes …
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