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For Immediate Release March 17, 2017 Contact: Jeremy Saunders, 917-676-8041, VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO PROPOSED $6.2 BILLION CUT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S 2018 BUDGET New York City – In response to President Trump’s proposal to cut $6.2 billion from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) budget, VOCAL-NY released […]


We are happy to announce that VOCAL-NY is joining the fight to fix one of New York City’s most notorious housing systems: three-quarter houses. This unregulated, for-profit housing industry preys on some of our city’s most vulnerable, including those with a history of incarceration, drug use and homelessness. This Thursday, October 6, we will join […]


Join VOCAL-NY in celebrating another year of organizing and honoring those who have fought beside us. September 19, 2017, 6-9pm Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 Our honorees for the evening: Dr. Mary Bassett Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Dr. Jonathan Giftos  Physician and Harm Reduction Advocate Dan O’Connell Former Director, New York State AIDS […]

Mourning the loss of our friend and fighter, James Dean

This week we mourn the loss of James Dean. A committed board member and leader of VOCAL at the forefront of the 30% rent cap campaign, fight for a fair economy and so much more. James will be remembered for his warm smile and joy while fighting for housing, human rights and the basic dignity […]


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV TO RECEIVE HOUSING AND FOOD ASSISTANCE   Governor Cuomo acted yesterday to make New York City HASA benefits available to public assistance recipients with HIV regardless of whether they have ever had an AIDS diagnosis, a key demand of the End AIDS NY 2020 Coalition and one of VOCAL’s […]

New Report Details Dramatic Statewide Increase in Homelessness in New York

A report released today by a coalition of homeless advocacy and social justice organizations details an alarming increase in homelessness across New York State. Authored by Community Voices Heard, Hunger Action Network of New York State, Mt. Vernon United Tenants, Inc, Nobody Leaves Mid Hudson, NY Communities for Change, and VOCAL New York, includes findings that: Between 2011, when Governor […]

Advocates Praise AG Deal to Increase Hepatitis C Drug Coverage, Demand End to Illegal Medicaid Treatment Restrictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 26, 2016 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, Mika de Roo, 347-473-7436, Advocates Praise Attorney General’s Deal to Increase Hepatitis C Drug Coverage, Demand End to Illegal Medicaid Treatment Restrictions Continue to Call on Gilead and other Drug Manufacturers to Lower Unethically High Hepatitis Drug Prices NEW YORK, NY – Today people […]

Press Release: NYC Overdose Deaths Up, Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 22, 2016 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062,, Kassandra Frederique, 646-209-0374, Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities After Fifth Straight Year of Increasing Drug Overdose Deaths in NYC  NYC Drug Overdoses Killed 886 People in 2015, Increase of 10%, Bronx Hardest Hit New York, NY – Following Mayor […]