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Senate passes bill that would increase access to heroin overdose antidote By Matthew McKibben | March 31, 2014 The New York state Senate passed legislation last week that would give more people access to an antidote that, if used timely and correctly, can prevent accidental overdose deaths from heroin and other opioids. The bill, (S.6477-b/A.8637-b), which […]

PR: NY’s FY15 Budget Includes “30% Rent Cap” Affordable Housing Protection For Homeless & At-Risk People With HIV/AIDS

PRESS RELEASE | 3/31/14 New York’s FY15 Budget Includes “30% Rent Cap” Affordable Housing Protection For Homeless & At-Risk People With HIV/AIDS Mayor de Blasio Delivers On Major Campaign Promise, Works With Governor Cuomo To Close Loophole In State Law That Pushed Thousands Of New Yorkers With HIV/AIDS Into Shelters Advocates & Elected Officials Will Mark Passage With City […]

YOU’RE INVITED – VOCAL-NY’s 15th Anniversary Gala

Save the Date April 10, 2014, 6 – 9 pm 1199/SEIU Penthouse 330 West 42nd St. New York, NY 10036 Register and buy tickets here. If you have any questions, please contact Tatiana Nobels at tatiana@vocal-ny.org or 914-257-9232. HONORING Melissa Mark-Viverito, SPEAKER OF THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL asha bandele, AUTHOR & POET, DIRECTOR OF […]

PR: New York Senate Passes Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Bill to Expand Naloxone Access

PRESS RELEASE – 3/27/14 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062 Senate Passes Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Bill  Legislation Will Reduce Number One Cause of Accidental Death in New York State by Increasing Access to Antidote, Naloxone Today the Senate voted unanimously (58-0) to pass legislation (S6477/A8637) sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) and a diverse bipartisan coalition of Senators […]

Rally to End AIDS in New York on March 19th!

Hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS and service providers travelled to Albany on March 19th to call for an end to the AIDS epidemic in New York by 2020. (Media coverage included the Albany Times Union, CBS Albany and Capital New York, and you can see photos from the day here.) State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah spoke about how New York can lead the way in ending […]

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NY deal with drug maker paves way for plan to end HIV State agreement with pharmaceutical firm is part of plan to reduce incidence of AIDS By Claire Hughes | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Albany The state has negotiated a deal with a major pharmaceutical company to cut the price of anti-retroviral drugs to treat HIV, […]

PRESS RELEASE | 3/11/14  Assembly Budget Would Prevent Homelessness for Thousands Of New Yorkers Living With AIDS By Closing Loophole in HIV/AIDS Rental Assistance Program  Advocates Urge Senate to Join Assembly in Supporting Governor Cuomo’s “30 Percent Rent Cap” Proposal; Budget Plan Similar to Affordable Housing Bill That Passed Senate Twice Before  The Assembly one-house […]

Gotham Gazette

City Set to Offer Rent Relief to HIV/AIDS Residents by Jillian Jonas, Feb 25, 2014 Wanda Hernandez readily admits she’s been in and out of New York City Housing Court because she’s “always in arrears with rent.” She receives rental assistance from the city’s HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), but it was recently reduced to $43.53 […]

PR: AIDS Advocates Praise de Blasio Appointees for Human Resources Administration and Immigrant Affairs

PRESS RELEASE | 2/28/14 AIDS Advocates Praise de Blasio Appointees for Human Resources Administration (HRA) and Immigrant Affairs   Incoming HRA Commissioner Steven Banks Will Help Serve As Conscience Of Administration In Fighting Poverty; Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal Brings Track Record Addressing Health Disparities VOCAL-NY Urges Incoming HRA Commissioner Banks to Quickly Implement de […]

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PRESS RELEASE | February 20, 2014 Governor Cuomo’s Amended Budget Proposal Will Prevent Homelessness for Over 10,000 Low-Income New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS 30-day amendments to budget proposal will establish the same “30% rent cap” affordable housing protection in the HIV/AIDS rental assistance that already exists in other low-income housing programs in New York New York […]

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(Governor Cuomo’s press release announcing the agreement is available here.)  PRESS RELEASE | 2/13/14 Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Reach Agreement to Prevent Homelessness for 12,000 Low-Income New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS Agreement will fix loophole in HIV/AIDS rental assistance program that denies tenants a “30% rent cap” affordable housing protection, leads to high rates […]

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Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death By: Matt Sledge, 02/04/2014 A bill meant to stem deaths from heroin overdoses advanced in the New York Senate Tuesday, just days after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent drug overdose. Sponsored by State Sen. Kemp Hannon (R), the bill would increase access […]