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  • Join Housing Works in the NYC LGBTQ Pride March

    Join Housing Works in the NYC LGBTQ Pride March

    Please join us on Sunday, June 25th, as we march as a Housing Works community in the annual NYC LGBT Pride March!

    We are Group 4, LEAD/RESIST! Arrive at 10:00AM to 41st Street between Madison and Park. All are welcome! RSVP HERE.

    To reflect the people power and activism that …

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    June 16, 2017

  • Dr. Demetre Daskalakis Named NYC Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control

    Dr. Demetre Daskalakis Named NYC Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control

    Housing Works is thrilled to congratulate our friend and colleague Dr. Demetre Daskalakis on his new position as Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).

    Since his arrival at NYC DOHMH in 2014, we have had the …

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    June 1, 2017

  • New CBO Report Projects 23 Million Will Be Left Uninsured by GOP Health Bill

    New CBO Report Projects 23 Million Will Be Left Uninsured by GOP Health Bill

    Late Wednesday afternoon on May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) finally released the CBO score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the healthcare bill also known as TrumpCare, two weeks after it passed in the House of Representatives.

    While the bill boasts $119 billion in savings over 10 years, …

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    May 24, 2017

  • Housing Works Responds to TrumpCare Vote

    Housing Works Responds to TrumpCare Vote

    On May 4, the House narrowly voted to pass TrumpCare, which will have potentially devastating effects on millions of Americans. We are all feeling really angry about the vote to strip healthcare away from millions of Americans to pay for a tax cut for the wealthy. We’re going to harness that …

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    May 16, 2017

  • New York State Consensus Statement on HIV Viral Suppression

    New York State Consensus Statement on HIV Viral Suppression

    The END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition released a consensus statement on viral load suppression, which affirms the message of Undetectable=Untransmittable in conjunction with Prevention Access Campaign’s U=U initiative. To celebrate, the Coalition, along with the New York City Health Department hosted a rally & dance party on Sunday, April 23rd, …

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    April 23, 2017

  • Minors’ Consent Victory

    Minors’ Consent Victory

    Guest Post by Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works

    Today, an important new rule went into effect in New York State, which will allow minors to consent to HIV treatment and prevention! This is a significant victory for our Ending the Epidemic Efforts.

    The way the Department of Health …

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    April 12, 2017

  • CALL-TO-ACTION: Congressional Spring Recess & Affordable Care

    CALL-TO-ACTION: Congressional Spring Recess & Affordable Care CALL-TO-ACTION: Congress Spring Recess & Affordable Care

    Congratulations! We have won the first battle of the Trump Era in the struggle to save and build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)!

    Congress couldn’t muster a majority to steal health care from millions of voters. We mobilized and stopped the Trump agenda …

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    April 6, 2017

  • Housing Works joins Raise the Age Rally in Albany

    Housing Works joins Raise the Age Rally in Albany

    Guest post by Jillian Faison, Housing Works’ Director of New York State Governmental Affairs

    This weekend organizers and community members from Housing Works, Fourth Family Inc., Citizen Action, and Youth Represent gathered in the Capitol during the annual Somos el Futuro conference to express their support for Speaker Heastie’s “raise the …

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    March 31, 2017

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