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New York City

Since our founding in 1990, we have been at the forefront of advocacy efforts to ensure that New York City provides housing and related supportive services to low-income and homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. We closely track the city agency charged with overseeing subsidies for poor New Yorkers with AIDS, the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), and we push for improvements and expansion of HASA services.

Every year, we doggedly lobby the mayor and city council to make the best funding decisions around HIV prevention and care, especially for those most at-risk: drug users, transgender people, people of color, the poor, the homeless, and those with mental illnesses. Sometimes our lobbying takes the form of rallies, protests, and creative civil disobedience actions.

AIDS Issues Update Blog

  • Ending AIDS in Florida: The Miami Edition

    Ending AIDS in Florida: The Miami Edition

    February 9, 2016

    On Thursday, February 4th, the Housing Works Advocacy Team headed to Miami for AIDS-FREE: A Community Dialogue to Design the End of AIDS in Florida, a panel organized to discuss Florida’s unique needs and challenges in the fight to end AIDS as an epidemic, even without …

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  • ADVOCACY EVENT ALERT: 2/9 Hep C Legislative Awareness Day

    ADVOCACY EVENT ALERT: 2/9 Hep C Legislative Awareness Day

    February 2, 2016

    WHAT: Hepatitis C Legislative Awareness Day

    WHEN: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    WHERE: Albany, NY, with free transportation provided from New York City

    PREP MEETING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ISSUE: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5:30-7:30PM, with food served at 5:00PM, Open Society Foundation, 224 West …

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  • NYC Event Alert: NBLCA State of HIV in Black America Conference, Feb. 4

    NYC Event Alert: NBLCA State of HIV in Black America Conference, Feb. 4

    January 22, 2016

    Housing Works is pleased to serve as a co-sponsor of NBLCA’s 2016 Winning at Living: State of HIV in Black America conference, which will reveal what it takes to win the fight at a pivotal time in history. Gain and share insights as we convene the …

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