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  • Join us at Cylar House for the Community Health Fair and Block Party

    Join us at Cylar House for the Community Health Fair and Block Party

    Come one, come all! We’re hosting a Community Health Fair and Block Party!

    DATE: Saturday, July 30 TIME: 11 am – 4 pm LOCATION: E. 9th St. between Avenues C & D (F to 2nd Avenue; 6 to Astor Place. BUS: M14D to Avenue C or D)

    DETAILS: Free food and …

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    July 18, 2016

  • Report back from IAC: Guest Blog by Paris Milane

    Report back from IAC: Guest Blog by Paris Milane

    Housing Works sent a delegation to the International AIDS conference, which is happening this week in Durban, South Africa. The following is a reflection by Housing Works community member and conference participant, Paris Milane.

    When one hopes for a better life, all possibilities available seem tempting. Many who find themselves oppressed …

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    July 18, 2016

  • Housing Works on PBS NewsHour

    Housing Works on PBS NewsHour

    Housing Works was featured on PBS NewsHour this week, the third of a six-part series on the end of AIDS. The segment focused on New York and featured Housing Works, Charles King, and Housing Works’ Cylar House Community Health Center. Check it out!

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    July 15, 2016

  • NYC Black Lives Matter Demonstration

    NYC Black Lives Matter Demonstration

    New York, NY—Housing Works is grateful to all the people from our community—Housing Works staff, clients, volunteers, supporters, and allies—who came out to march with us at the July 7 Black Lives Matter demonstration.

    The evening rally and march were peaceful and non-violent, but very disruptive, as we marched from …

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    July 7, 2016

  • CEO Charles King Reflects on Alton Sterling & Philando Castile Shootings

    CEO Charles King Reflects on Alton Sterling & Philando Castile Shootings

    A Statement & Call-to-Action by Housing Works CEO Charles King on the Shootings of Alton Sterling & Philado Castile

    On more than one occasion, my partner and Housing Works co-founder Keith Cylar told me that the biggest threat to his existence was not asthma, which almost killed him as an infant …

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    July 7, 2016

  • Housing Works at NYC LGBT Pride March: Radical Inclusion!

    Housing Works at NYC LGBT Pride March: Radical Inclusion!

    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 bus that displayed our Housing …

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    June 30, 2016

  • New York State Budget Update: Rental Assistance for people with HIV Still Up in the Air

    New York State Budget Update: Rental Assistance for people with HIV Still Up in the Air

    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 alcoholic beverages earlier on Sundays), …

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    June 22, 2016

  • Legislative Leaders Pass Bill Aimed at Ending the AIDS Epidemic But Much Work Remains

    Legislative Leaders Pass Bill Aimed at Ending the AIDS Epidemic But Much Work Remains

    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 Bill #30) will remove provisions …

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    June 17, 2016

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