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.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP & JOIN THE FIGHT
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Recent posts from our blog
New York, NY—On December 17, the Board of Directors at Harlem United named longtime activist and non-profit executive Jacqui Kilmer as the agency’s next Chief Executive Officer, effective as of the new year. During the past four years at Harlem United, which was founded in 1988 …
Brooklyn, NY—To mark the five-month anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of the New York Police Department, Housing Works community members took to the streets to demand police accountability and genuine reform, joining with numerous other New Yorkers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, …
Another Step in the Battle for Trans Rights: NY State Proposal Includes Trans Healthcare in MedicaidDecember 17, 2014
The Housing Works community commends yesterday’s announcement by the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health that moving forward, Medicaid programs will now cover transgender healthcare, including hormone therapy and gender realignment surgery. Previous regulations dating back to …
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