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  • Housing Works joins Right to Counsel Press Conference and Hearing

    Housing Works joins Right to Counsel Press Conference and Hearing

    On Monday,September 26, Housing Works joined housing advocates from across New York City at New York City Hall for a press conference in support of tenants’ right to counsel in housing court. Intro 214, also known as the Right to Counsel bill, would make New York City the first jurisdiction in …

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    September 27, 2016

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Jeremy Brinsdon

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Jeremy Brinsdon Who:

    Jeremy Brinsdon

    Connection to Housing Works:

    Housing Works Care Navigator

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    This will be my first year!

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride & Why Housing Works:

    I am dedicated to serving our communities and creating access to integrated medical and mental health care for people …

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    September 12, 2016

  • More Info on HASA Expansion

    More Info on HASA Expansion

    On August 29th New York State expanded medical eligibility for publicly funded HIV housing and services to include all persons diagnosed with HIV infection. In New York City, this change means that all New Yorkers with an HIV diagnosis who meet the financial need and other requirements for public assistance are …

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    September 9, 2016

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Mika De Roo

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Mika De Roo Who:

    Mika De Roo

    Connection to Housing Works:

    Housing Works Vice President of Advocacy Communications & Marketing

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    This is my eighth year doing the ride.

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride & Why Housing Works:

    One of the things I love about being part of BRAKING …

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    September 5, 2016

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Leon Lazaroff

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Leon Lazaroff Who:

    Leon Lazaroff

    Connection to Housing Works:

    I came to Housing Works solely out of appreciation and admiration for the work it does. I love being a part of the Ride and supporting Housing Works!

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    This is my fourth year.

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride …

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    September 1, 2016

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Janie SImmons

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Janie SImmons Who:

    Janie Simmons

    Connection to Housing Works:

    I’m a friend/collaborator in HIV prevention. I work at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) as an ethnographer and Principal Investigator specializing in HIV and overdose prevention. In addition, I am the ethnographer for the Magnetic Couples Study, the first pre-exposure prophylaxis …

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    August 30, 2016

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Heidi Tannenbaum

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Heidi Tannenbaum Who:

    Heidi Tannenbaum

    Connection to Housing Works:

    former Manager of Housing Works Bookstore Café

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    2016 will be year 4.

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    It’s activism on wheels. It’s community. It’s pushing my physical limits beyond where I thought they could go. It’s honoring those …

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    August 26, 2016

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Nestor Ramos

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Nestor Ramos Who:

    Nestor Ramos

    Connection to Housing Works:

    Housing Works Facilities Manager. Working for the Housing Department for Housing Works, I see firsthand the day-to-day struggles of our clients living with HIV/AID. Hopefully, one day soon we can get rid of this epidemic once and for all.

    Number of Years Doing …

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    August 23, 2016

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