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—The Housing Works community had an amazing day participating in the Heritage of Pride LGBT March on Sunday, June 26. Together, a huge contingent of our staff, clients, volunteers, and friends and family marched and danced together down Fifth Avenue, alongside a fabulous double-decker …
Guest Post by Carmelita Cruz, Director of NY Advocacy
Just before the close of this legislative session, the Governor and Legislature announced several agreements on big ticket items such as ethics reform, daily fantasy sports betting, and the brunch bill (ensuring we all have access to …
Albany, NY—In the final days of the 2016 New York State Legislative Session, the Senate and Assembly each passed a bill aimed at decreasing new HIV infections, sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (Democrat, Manhattan) and Senator Kemp Hannon (Republican, Long Island).
The bill (A10724/S8129/Governor’s Program …
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