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  • Tonight! Robin Wasserman, Jia Tolentino, Ashley C. Ford & more, and our March Calendar

    Tonight! Robin Wasserman, Jia Tolentino, Ashley C. Ford & more, and our March Calendar

    Tonight, we’re excited to see you ALL here for a conversation on girlhood, 2017, pain, and pleasure, with Robin Wasserman, Jia Tolentino, Ashely C. Ford, Megan Abbott, and Lauren Duca, in honor of the paperback release for Girls on Fire.

    Coming up next week, our first Live From Home of 2017. Wednesday, March 1, Country/rock legend Marty Stuart in an intimate conversation and solo performance to benefit Housing Works lifesaving services. $25 tickets are still available, grab yours soon!

    And mark your calendars for incredible programs coming up! The next Loose: A Comedy Show is happening Thursday, March 9, Jenny Lawson launches her latest on Thursday, March 16, and Morgan Parker, Kimberly Drew, and Margo Jefferson in a …

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    Posted on February 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

  • NYC Health Department Expands HIV and STI Services

    NYC Health Department Expands HIV and STI Services

    On Friday, February 10, Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett announced the expansion of HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) services as part of NYC’s Ending the Epidemic (ETE) plan.

    NYC’s STD clinics will be renamed as Sexual Health Clinics will now have additional staff and expanded hours. New initiatives include the JumpstART program, which will link those newly-diagnosed with HIV with anti-retroviral treatment. “Through JumpstART, patients receiving a positive HIV diagnosis can begin taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) that same day in the clinic. This is a game changer. The days of waiting weeks and weeks to start HIV medications are over,” said Commissioner Bassett in Gay City News.

    NYC will also …

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    Posted on February 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm

  • Housing Works History Project to Launch at New York Public Library

    Housing Works History Project to Launch at New York Public Library

    Join us at New York Public Library for the launch of Housing Works History, a multimedia timelime that traces the history of the organization from its start over 25 years ago.

    Housing Works History: HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, and Design
    Tuesday, February 21
    7pm
    The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
    RSVP required.

    In the beginning of the 1990s, New York City had less than 350 units of housing for an estimated 13,000 homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Those left outside were relegated to makeshift encampments or the shelter system, whose physical design—large rooms with rows of beds—allowed colds and infections to easily travel among people with compromised immune systems.

    In …

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    Posted on February 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

  • February Events: Valentine’s Dance Party, Speculative Fiction & Political Unrest, Friday Happy Hours

    February Events: Valentine’s Dance Party, Speculative Fiction & Political Unrest, Friday Happy Hours

    Happy February to all of you, friends and followers of Housing Works. We have been busy this early 2017 marching, protesting, working, and thinking, like many of you, and are looking forward to a full spring season of incredible events and gatherings.

    It’s our great honor to present Monday, February 13, our Queer Valentine’s Dance Party + Book Launch for Jenny Johnson’s In Full Velvet. This special event will be what we do best: great writers, great dancing, great drinks, and a night of love as big and queer as it has always been for us here at Housing Works.

    And coming up soon, our favorite sale of the year, it’s Geek Week, February 20 – 27! 30% …

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    Posted on February 9, 2017 at 11:18 pm

  • Charles King Delivers Opening Remarks at Hep C Elimination Summit

    Charles King Delivers Opening Remarks at Hep C Elimination Summit

    The following remarks were presented by Housing Works President and CEO Charles King at the Hepatitis C Elimination Summit in Albany, New York on February 7, 2017:

    Good morning. Welcome to New York State’s first Hepatitis C Elimination Summit. I want to note that today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Given the disparities in both HIV and Hepatitis C, I believe it is wholly appropriate that we have chosen this day to focus on elimination of Hepatitis C.

    In August, 2013, a group of about 30 of us, including some who are in the room today, met on the 2nd Floor of the Capitol with then Deputy Secretary for Health Courtney Burke to make the case for Governor Cuomo committing to …

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    Posted on February 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm

  • ACTION ALERT! NYC LGBT Solidarity Rally, Sat., 2/4

    ACTION ALERT! NYC LGBT Solidarity Rally, Sat., 2/4

    Join Housing Works and other advocates, including many of our LGBT elected officials, this Saturday, February 4th, at 2:00pm, in a solidarity rally to stand with immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees, women, people of color, and all those impacted by Trump’s recent executive order. Join us!

    WHAT: LGBT Solidarity Rally

    WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2:00pm

    WHERE: Stonewall National Monument in Manhattan (4th St. between Christopher & Grove)

    REGISTER (FREE EVENT): RSVP via Facebook

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    • Housing Works at Women’s March on Washington, 1.21.17

      Housing Works at Women’s March on Washington, 1.21.17

      Washington, DC—Along with some 500,000 people from all over the country, on Saturday, January 21, over 130 Housing Works community members—staff, clients, volunteers, and supporters—traveled to D.C. in solidarity and in the spirit of #RADICALINCLUSION for the Women’s March on Washington, toughing out a long but energizing and empowering day.

      By virtue of our collective physical presence, our spirit, and the amazing things said, chanted, sung, and displayed throughout the day, we sent a strong message to the incoming administration, on Day 1, that “We, the people,” means all of us. We will not stand for a leader or an administration built on and espousing hate, lies, corruption, greed, and discrimination of seemingly every kind. We will fight a policy agenda that’s founded on …

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      Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    • GRENADIER REALTY CORP. SUED FOR HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

      GRENADIER REALTY CORP. SUED FOR HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

      Lawsuit alleges blatant refusal to accept applicants living with AIDS and utilizing a government housing subsidy

      Today, a client of the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) filed a federal lawsuit against Grenadier Realty Corp., a major New York real estate company with over 22,000 individual apartments, alleging housing discrimination that is prohibited by the federal Fair Housing Act and the New York City Human Rights Law. The lawsuit, Cruz v. Grenadier Realty Corp., alleges that the defendant placed the plaintiff on a waiting list for housing and then, a year later, announced that, as a matter of policy, it was no longer serving HASA clients, i.e., the recipients of government housing subsidies living with symptomatic HIV illness or …

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      Posted on January 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm

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