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  • Ending the Epidemic by Charles King

    Ending the Epidemic by Charles King

    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 thought it was premature, counter-productive, …

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    December 9, 2016

  • World AIDS Day 2016 at the NYC AIDS Memorial

    World AIDS Day 2016 at the NYC AIDS Memorial

    On World AIDS Day, we joined forces with the New York City AIDS Memorial Board of Directors and representatives, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York State Department of Health, and the rest of the END AIDS NY 2020 Coalition to host a public dedication …

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    December 2, 2016

  • Action Alert! Show your support for the ACA

    Action Alert! Show your support for the ACA

    Paul Ryan is conducting a phone poll on the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare), hoping to hear overwhelming popular opposition to it.

    If you would like to express your support for the Affordable Care Act, call (202) 225-0600.

    After a brief period of silence (which …

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    November 21, 2016

  • RSVP/Save-the-Date! WORLD AIDS DAY 2016: REMEMBER + RAISE YOUR VOICE

    RSVP/Save-the-Date! WORLD AIDS DAY 2016: REMEMBER + RAISE YOUR VOICE WORLD AIDS DAY 2016: Remember + Raise Your Voice

    Please join us on Thursday, December 1st, for a special coalition World AIDS Day event. This year we’ll be at the newly completed AIDS Memorial Park in Greenwich Village for a dedication of the space, a memorial reading of names, poetry and …

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    November 18, 2016

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience by Housing Works CEO Charles King

    Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience by Housing Works CEO Charles King

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

    Transgender Day of remembrance is always a solemn occasion, for it honors our sisters and brothers of trans experience who have been martyred on the altar of hate, attacked, brutalized and killed for the offense of living their lives as …

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    November 16, 2016

  • Reflections from Housing Works CEO Charles King on the Election

    Reflections from Housing Works CEO Charles King on the Election

    by Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works

    Last night, like many people, I felt a knot growing in the pit of my stomach as the realization gradually sunk in that our nation had elected as president a man who wears his racism, xenophobia, and misogyny on his chest like …

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    November 9, 2016

  • ACTION ALERT! Increase HOPWA by $21 Million for FY17

    ACTION ALERT! Increase HOPWA by $21 Million for FY17

    From our friends at the National AIDS Housing Coalition: Urgent Need to Increase HOPWA by $21 million for FY17 PLEASE ACT TODAY!

    HIV/AIDS housing supporters in New York State:

    Public Law 114-201, signed by the President on July 29, updates the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) formula, including a …

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    October 14, 2016

  • 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

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