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
Housing Works’ own Ervin Rogers and his case manager Frances Jordan are featured on TheBody.com in Live Bold, Live Now: Living with HIV, Turning Points where he shares his story about coming to terms with his HIV diagnoses and finding the support he needed to live …
Both Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton’s teams have responded to the letter that Housing Works signed on to several weeks ago urging the presidential candidates to make HIV/AIDS a priority. Both have scheduled meetings with HIV/AIDS advocates for early May.
Activist Peter Staley received letters …
We call on New York officials to take all necessary steps to authorize and establish supervised injection facilities as a public health intervention to reduce HIV and viral hepatitis transmission and overdose deaths, promote access to drug dependency treatment and other supportive care, and increase public …
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