Since our founding in 1990, Housing Works has engaged 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 CAIM.
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Recent posts from our blog
Nine human-rights and LGBT advocates were arrested today after blocking the entrance to the Consulate General of Nigeria in Midtown Manhattan. This act of civil disobedience was to protest the draconian anti-LGBT law signed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on January 14, a law that makes …
Guest blog post by Charles King, President & CEO of Housing Works
A disturbing global trend has emerged in which certain governments have engaged in deliberate actions to restrict the rights of LGBT individuals and, in the worst cases, threaten imprisonment, violence, and other grave penalties. …
Via C2EA, From our friends at HIV Health Reform
Breaking News: Louisiana Insurer Refuses Ryan White Payments; Legal Complaint Filed
Update: 7 PM ET, Monday, February 14: BCBS of LA released a statement saying they are reviewing the CMS FAQ released Friday, February 7. However, the …
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