Since our founding in 1990, Housing Works has engaged in an array of advocacy strategies to further our mission of ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness: traditional government lobbying; regular legislative visits in Albany by HIV-positive clients; civil disobedience and street protests; and impact litigation. This inside-plus-outside pressure on elected officials has made Housing Works a force to be reckoned with on the local, state, national and international levels. Housing Works maintains advocacy offices in New York City, Albany, Washington, D.C., and Port-au- Prince, Haiti. We also maintain close partnerships with the Haitian AIDS organizations Fondation Esther Boucicault Stanislas and Plateforme Haitienne des Association PVVIH and the Puerto Rican harm reduction group CAIM.
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For years, homeless people and people living with HIV/AIDS have been pushed aside in the New York City budget dance, and Housing Works has doggedly lobbied the mayor and city council to make the best funding decisions around HIV prevention and care, especially for those most …
The Ryan White program is the country’s third largest federal funding source for HIV/AIDS healthcare, and is estimated to serve over half a million people living with HIV/AIDS in the country.
As we reported earlier in the year, the program is set to expire in …
During the early stages of the AIDS pandemic, many people living with the disease discovered that doctors and nurses in reputable, metropolitan hospitals refused to treat them, adding fuel to the fireball of stigma already surrounding the disease.
In a 1987 New York Times article, …
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