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
The next steps towards Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State by 2020 are underway. A series of statewide regional discussions are being scheduled to engage community partners in moving the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint into Action! Participants will receive updated information about HIV/AIDS in …
Put the “Public” Back in Public Health: ACT UP Town Hall on the Closure of the Chelsea STD Clinic
Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30 PM
The LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street, Room 301 New York, NY 10011
On the evening of September 1st, ACT …
Poz Magazine, the groundbreaking and award-winning magazine for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, chose the Housing Works Undetectables program for the cover story of their September issue! The article features interviews with Undetectables program participants London Gray, Benjamin Ball, Adonis Porch, and Ervin Rogers …
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