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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

  • GRENADIER REALTY CORP. SUED FOR HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

    GRENADIER REALTY CORP. SUED FOR HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

    January 12, 2017

    Lawsuit alleges blatant refusal to accept applicants living with AIDS and utilizing a government housing subsidy

    Today, a client of the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) filed a federal lawsuit against Grenadier Realty Corp., a major New York real estate company with over 22,000 …

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  • Tribute to Longtime Advocate Regina Quattrochi by Charles King

    Tribute to Longtime Advocate Regina Quattrochi by Charles King

    December 14, 2016

    Guest post by Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works

    I first met Regina Quattrochi in 1990. The Housing Committee of ACT UP had decided to prove that homeless people with AIDS who used drugs would benefit from supportive housing and committed to starting Housing …

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  • Ending the Epidemic by Charles King

    Ending the Epidemic by Charles King

    December 9, 2016

    These remarks were delivered by Housing Works President & CEO Charles King at the New York State Ending the Epidemic Summit on December 7, 2016

    Four years ago when Treatment Action Group and Housing Works convened the first summit on Ending the New York Epidemic, many …

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