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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

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    AIDS Will Only End When…

    July 24, 2014

    The graphic above was originally shared on the Housing Works Facebook page and comes via Housing Works Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing Andrew Greene, who is at the International AIDS Conference 2014 (AIDS 2014) this week in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Language Matters: Rochester, NY, Strengthens Protections for Transgender Community

    Language Matters: Rochester, NY, Strengthens Protections for Transgender Community

    July 23, 2014
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    Housing Works is please to report on and praise yet another victory for the transgender community coming from the City of Rochester in New York. On July 22, 2014, Rochester expanded its definition of discrimination in the City …

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    July 21, 2014

    The following joint statement was issued and endorsed by more than 30 AIDS organizations on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. A downloadable version of the statement appears at the end of this post.

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