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  • ACTION ALERT: Support Community Healthcare!

    ACTION ALERT: Support Community Healthcare!

    ACTION ALERT! Tell Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Skelos to remove the proposed 340b language from the NYS budget!

    Ending AIDS requires maintaining government support for community health care. Congress enacted the 340B drug-pricing law to enable covered entities, including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to “stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible.” The Governor’s budget currently includes proposals that would eliminate 340B revenue. These changes would undercut resources for Ryan White providers and FQHCs, which serve many of the same at-risk populations that are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. That would mean diminished health-care access for our most marginalized citizens, and ultimately it undermines the Ending the Epidemic goals. For this reason, …

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    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

  • ACTION ALERT: Let’s End the Epidemic!

    ACTION ALERT: Let’s End the Epidemic!

    ACTION ALERT: Tell Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Skelos to prioritize HIV/AIDS funding in the budget.

    Background info:
    -In June 2013, our community pressured the Governor’s office to create and publicly announce a three-point plan to end the epidemic in New York by significantly reducing the annual number of new HIV infections from 3,400 to 750 by the year 2020.

    -In October 2014, Housing Works co-founder and CEO Charles King was named community co-chair of the Governor’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force. This Task Force worked together to map out the concrete details of the state plan which would effectively end the epidemic in New York State by 2020.

    -So far the Governor has allocated …

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    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm

  • Every Picture Tells a Story

    Every Picture Tells a Story

    Design on a Dime, our annual interior design shopping benefit, is less than a month away and we’re getting seriously excited around here. What other event brings together the who’s who of the interior design world to create SHOPPABLE one-of-a-kind vignettes from donated merchandise coming, collectively, from more than 200 charitable home décor brands?

    Over 60 interior designers pour blood, sweat, tears, and considerable talent into sourcing and creating their 10 × 12 vignettes. This year we’re getting exclusive insider access by partnering with J+G Design, Nile Johnson, Tyler Wisler and Nick Olsen for our first-ever Instagram takeover! Beginning today and for the next three Thursdays, we’re letting one designer (or team) takeover our Instagram …

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    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm

  • VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONDOMS AND SYRINGES

    VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONDOMS AND SYRINGES

    CALL-TO-ACTION: Call & Email NY Senators Hannon & Skelos

    We need to send the message to Senators Hannon and Skelos that decriminalizing condoms and syringes is vital to supporting HIV prevention!
    Please help communicate this message by making a phone call or sending an email as soon as possible.

    SUGGESTED SUBJECT HEADING [for emails]:
    Decriminalize Condoms and Syringes!

    MESSAGE [for emails and phone calls]:
    Time and again, harm reduction methods prove to be the most successful in the fight against AIDS, and in New York State, condoms and syringes have proven to be effective, low-cost HIV prevention tools. If we are going to prevent the spread of HIV, we need …

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    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:16 pm

  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Gov Cuomo & NY Legislators to Embrace the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic

    ACTION ALERT: Urge Gov Cuomo & NY Legislators to Embrace the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic

    CALL-TO-ACTION FROM HOUSING WORKS & HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

    The Housing Works Advocacy team has had a busy few weeks. Collectively, we sent seven buses of our staff, volunteers, and clients—hundreds of organizers in total—to take action and participate in three full-day calls-to-action in Albany on February 26, March 2, and March 11. And now it’s your turn to raise your voice, too!

    Housing Works Albany Call to Action March 11, 2015

    Housing Works and other allies gathered at the Capitol on March 11 for HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

    PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW TO END AIDS IN NEW YORK BY 2020!

    The Ending the …

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    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm

  • Nina MacLaughlin’s HAMMER HEAD, Sarah Gerard with Justin Taylor, and Jynne Dilling Martin

    Nina MacLaughlin’s HAMMER HEAD, Sarah Gerard with Justin Taylor, and Jynne Dilling Martin

    Surveillance, carpentry, Antarctic poetry, binary stars, and childbearing debates: we’ve got something for everyone coming up at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Tonight! We welcome PEN America Center and OR Books for a mingle and conversation about a new surveillance anthology, Watchlist. Next week, you may just have to show up three times: Monday, March 23, poetry, music, and nature with Jynne Dilling Martin and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg; on Wednesday, March 25, Sarah Gerard discusses her provocative debut novel Binary Star with Justin Taylor; and Thursday, March 26, Tumblr celebrates Nina MacLaughlin‘s acclaimed memoir Hammer Head, with stories about work and life from MacLaughlin, Rosie Schaap, Cara Nicoletti, and Kate Bolick.

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:51 pm

  • Thrift Fever

    Thrift Fever

    We’re halfway through our Best of Spring events and, man, are they good. If you’ve been, let us know what you scored on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. If you haven’t, why not? Our expert staff curated the BEST donations of the season just for you! In fact, why not see for yourself, either digitally at shophousingworks.org (with Zoolander approved shoes and accessories), or IRL at our Gramercy Shop tonight at 5.

    Don’t forget to follow our thrifty style experts for their unique takes on Best of Spring via #HWBestOf. You can even get your hands on one of three handpicked items from Lala Lopez. Enter on Instagram for your chance to win a silk trapeze …

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    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

  • AIDS Activists Rally at the Capitol: An AIDS-FREE NY is Within our Reach!

    AIDS Activists Rally at the Capitol: An AIDS-FREE NY is Within our Reach!

    Albany, NY—The fight to get to an AIDS-Free New York by 2020 gained momentum in Albany last Thursday, February 26, when the End AIDS 2020 Coalition, a group of AIDS and LGBT service organizations and activists from across the state, Housing Works among them, visited the Capitol. Our community members spent all day in Albany, first at a legislative briefing on the state plan to end AIDS as an epidemic and at a demonstration at the Drug Utilization Review Board to demand access to treatment for Hepatitis C, followed by a rally and press conference in the NY State Capitol Building War Room on the plan to end AIDS in New York by 2020.

    The rally featured opening …

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    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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