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  • ACTION ALERT:Ask Gov. Cuomo to Strengthen Supportive Housing!

    ACTION ALERT:Ask Gov. Cuomo to Strengthen Supportive Housing!

    Your voices make a difference, and we need your help once more today in asking Governor Cuomo to strengthen New York’s supportive housing plan! Write an email, send a tweet, or participate in Friday’s Rally, info below.

    The Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing asks that Governor Cuomo create and fully fund services for 35,000 units of supportive housing over the next ten years. This new City-State commitment to supportive housing should continue to prioritize homeless people, and target high users of multiple systems, including vulnerable families and youth, survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS and those exiting institutions.

    SUBJECT HEADING [for emails]: Housing IS Healthcare!

    MESSAGE [for emails and phone calls]:
    Dear Governor Cuomo:
    I write to …

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    Posted on June 10, 2015 at 10:54 am

  • June Events: Bellow Centennial Slam; Dzanc & The Weeklings; Katherine Taylor with Malcolm Gladwell

    June Events: Bellow Centennial Slam; Dzanc & The Weeklings; Katherine Taylor with Malcolm Gladwell

    Happy 100th Birthday Saul Bellow! Tonight, Viking and Penguin Books and Greenlight Bookstore are helping us throw a Bellow Slam, with readings and stories from Deborah Treisman, A.M. Homes, Colum McCann, and more. Next Monday, June 15, we’re joined by Dzanc and The Weeklings for readings by Patrick O’Neil, Sean Madigan Hoen, Nelly Reifler, and more. On Tuesday, June 16, WORD Bookstore presents the launch of Katherine Taylor‘s much anticipated Valley Fever, in conversation with Malcolm Gladwell. As if that weren’t enough, WORD will be back the following evening, Wednesday, June 17 for Mass Hysteria, a conversation with Katherine Howe and Megan Abbott about the true story that inspired their two new books, in conversation with Jen Doll.

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 7:13 pm

  • Let’s Spend the Weekend Together

    Let’s Spend the Weekend Together

    The rain has stopped and the weekend forecast calls for an 100% chance of thrift-worthy events! This Saturday, we’ve got your summer essentials on lock with our second annual Summer Lovin’ sale at all shops. From sunnies to beach gear to home decor and beyond, get everything you need for fun in the sun. While you’re shopping, take advantage of Membership Appreciation Month (also happening in August and February) by becoming a Housing Works member. New members get 30% off your first purchase AND advocate and above members get 10% off their subsequent visits–plus 25% off every Sunday–all month long.

    Sunday brings our street fair on fleek, the Open Air Street Fair. Swing by Crosby between Houston and …

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    Posted on June 3, 2015 at 10:34 am

  • ACTION ALERT: NYS Assembly passes GENDA for the 8th time! Call on the Senate to bring it to a vote!

    ACTION ALERT: NYS Assembly passes GENDA for the 8th time! Call on the Senate to bring it to a vote!

    Transgender issues have been in the forefront of national news recently after the public announcement of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition. And in Albany, on the heels of a press conference calling on the Senate and Assembly to bring the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) to the floor for a vote, the Assembly passed GENDA for the 8th time this year!

    Guest post by Carmelita Cruz, Director, NYS Advocacy & Organizing

    Community groups, individuals and legislators joined together in a press conference on the steps of the Capitol Tuesday afternoon to call on the leadership in both chambers to pass GENDA, a bill that would add gender identity and expression into New York’s Human Rights Law.

    GENDA, sponsored by Assembly …

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    Posted on June 2, 2015 at 5:24 pm

  • Upcoming Events! Taste of Home 2015, BookExpo America, Bookrageous Bash, and Tumblr Writers

    Upcoming Events! Taste of Home 2015, BookExpo America, Bookrageous Bash, and Tumblr Writers

    Get your tickets now for our annual culinary benefit, next Thursday, June 4. Chaired by Ruth Reichl and hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli, Sam Sifton (New York Times) and Brooks Headley (Del Posto, Superiority Burger), Taste of Home features New York’s best chefs offering tastings of their favorite dishes. All funds raised will go to support Housing Works’ fight to end AIDS and homelessness.

    This week we’re excited to be a part of BookExpo America (BEA), the #1 book & author event in the US, as the official charity partner. We’re celebrating right with not one but two great parties: tonight, the 5th annual Bookrageous BEA bash, with hosts Megan Abbott, Jami Attenberg, Christine Heppermann, and Daniel José …

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    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

  • We Stand with Michael Johnson: HIV is Not A Crime

    We Stand with Michael Johnson: HIV is Not A Crime

    HIV and Justice Organizations Stand with Michael Johnson and All Black Gay Men, and Condemn Laws Criminalizing HIV-Positive Status

    As organizations committed to human rights, social justice, and dignity for people living with and vulnerable to HIV, we release this statement in solidarity with Black gay men who have been organizing a response to the criminalization of Michael L. Johnson.

    After only two hours of deliberation by a jury in a trial that was fraught with misinformation about HIV transmission, misunderstanding about gay hookup culture, and inadequate legal counsel, a nearly all-white jury quickly convicted Michael Johnson, a 23-year-old Black gay man in St. Charles, MO, finding him guilty on five felony counts and sentencing him to 30 years in …

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    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm

  • Check It Off

    Check It Off

    At Housing Works, we’re okay with being basic, as long as we are talking about closet basics like chambray shirts, skinny jeans and the quintessential little black dress. Fill your closet with the basics this Saturday at our West Village shop. Next Saturday, May 30, it’s Stop. Hammock Time, at Broadway & 96’s Summer Reading sale.

    May is National Bike Month! Saturday, May 23 through Sunday May 30, support BRAKING AIDS® Ride – our annual 3 day, 285 mile ride bringing together hundreds of endurance activists to end AIDS – by adding a dollar (or more) to your purchase. The following Saturday, May 30, cruise by our Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Broadway & 96, Upper East Side, Brooklyn Heights and …

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    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 2:37 pm

  • ACTION ALERT: PASS THE HEALTHY TEENS ACT NOW!

    ACTION ALERT: PASS THE HEALTHY TEENS ACT NOW!

    Your voices make a difference, and we need your help today in asking NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and NY Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to bring the Healthy Teens Act to a vote! Your calls, emails, and social media posts support the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint and show the way to an AIDS-Free NY by 2020!

    Background info on the Healthy Teens Act:
    The Healthy Teens Act would expand comprehensive, age-appropriate, medically accurate health and sexuality education to schools for grades 1 to 12, increasing the number of young people receiving information about HIV and STI prevention tools, such as condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP). The bill would also create a foundation of support for …

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    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:57 am

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