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
During the early stages of the AIDS pandemic, many people living with the disease discovered that doctors and nurses in reputable, metropolitan hospitals refused to treat them, adding fuel to the fireball of stigma already surrounding the disease.
In a 1987 New York Times article, …
Guest blog post by Emily Behar, Harm Reduction Coordinator at Housing Works
Early in 2013, Mayor Bloomberg and the Task Force on Prescription Painkiller Abuse announced new emergency room guidelines for all 11 public hospitals in New York City in an effort to curb the …
My predecessor, the esteemed Kenyon Farrow, once called GENDA (the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act) the “Susan Lucci of Albany bills,” always the nominee but never the winner.
Indeed, after six years of the bill being passed by the NY Assembly only to be blockaded …
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