Through our advocacy offices in New York City, Albany, Washington D.C., and abroad in Haiti and Puerto Rico, Housing Works fights for funding and legislation to ensure that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention information, and other life-sustaining services, as well as legal protections from stigma and discrimination. Since our founding, we've engaged in an array of advocacy strategies: traditional government lobbying; weekly legislative visits to Albany by HIV-positive clients; non-violent civil disobedience, street protests, and rallies; and, impact litigation to ensure governments, entities, and individuals respect the rights of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. This inside-plus-outside pressure on elected officials has made Housing Works a force to be reckoned with on local, state, national, and international levels.
While Housing Works fights in particular for the inclusion and dignity of marginalized people, including active drug users, homeless people, and sexual minorities, we advocate on behalf of all people living with HIV/AIDS, whatever their circumstances and wherever they live.
More info: www.housingworks.org/advocate