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New York State

For two decades, Housing Works has dedicated itself to advocating on behalf of the 120,000 people in New York State living with HIV/AIDS. We’ve done so primarily by maintaing a robust presence in Albany. When the legislature is in session, our clients and staff visit weekly with state leaders to ensure our politicians understand the critical link between housing and ending AIDS.

Our year-round Albany staffers work in coalition with organizations from around the state to influence lawmakers on a range of issues, from the equitable application of statewide AIDS housing subsidies to equal rights for transgender New Yorkers to Gov. Cuomo’s massive overhaul of Medicaid.

AIDS Issues Update Blog

  • AHCA Pulled = A Victory for People Power!

    AHCA Pulled = A Victory for People Power!

    March 24, 2017

    A message from Housing Works President and CEO Charles King

    After Donald Trump’s election, I wrote to remind all of you of our history of turning defeat into victory by coming together and fighting for what we believe in. The first two months of this Administration …

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  • Housing Works Joins Activists in New Jersey Fighting for the ACA

    Housing Works Joins Activists in New Jersey Fighting for the ACA

    March 10, 2017

    GUEST POST BY JARON BENJAMIN, Housing Works VP for Community Mobilization

    Housing Works and Health GAP joined dozens of activists from NJ 11 for Change outside of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office to demand their representative change his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and to …

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  • ACTION ALERT! Demand Protections for Trans Students

    ACTION ALERT! Demand Protections for Trans Students

    February 24, 2017

    Transgender rights have come under attack— specifically regarding trans and gender non-conforming students in schools. President Trump revoked guidelines issued by President Obama that specified that transgender students have the right to use restrooms in public schools that correspond to their gender identity. In New York …

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