Browsing Category 'Press Release'

PR: Attorney General Schneiderman Takes on Overdose Crisis

Press Release | 4/3/14 | Drug Policy Alliance & VOCAL NY NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Takes on Overdose Crisis, Introduces Country’s First Statewide Naloxone Program for Use by Law Enforcement Announcement Comes as FDA Announces Approval of Innovative New Device to Reverse Opiate Overdose Expanding Access to Naloxone will Save Lives, Curb Overdose Epidemic  NEW YORK – […]

PR: Landmark Affordable Housing Protection for Low-Income People with HIV/AIDS in State Budget

Press Release | 4/3/14 Advocates, Elected Officials & de Blasio Administration Celebrate Landmark Affordable Housing Protection for Low-Income People with HIV/AIDS in State Budget  “30% Rent Cap” in HIV/AIDS Rental Assistance Program Closes Loophole that Pushed Thousands into Homelessness New York – The recently approved state budget included a “30% rent cap” affordable housing protection for clients […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AIDS Housing Saves Lives Albany 2013

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 […]

New Report – How to End the Overdose Epidemic in New York

A new briefing paper by VOCAL-NY’s Policy Director, Matt Curtis, outlines evidence-based approaches for policymakers to end the overdose epidemic in New York. The report is available online. New York has a drug overdose crisis. Now the leading cause of accidental death in the state, overdose death rates have soared alongside increasing prescription opioid use and […]

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PRESS RELEASE  | 01/31/2014 Sen. Hannon and Assm. Dinowitz Introduce Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Prevention Bill Legislation Will Reduce Number One Cause of Accidental Death in New York State by Increasing Access to Antidote, Naloxone Bill Builds on Historic 911 Good Samaritan Law that Passed Nearly Unanimously in Both Houses This week Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) and […]

For Immediate Release November 22, 2013 Contact: Jeremy Saunders, jeremy@vocal-ny.org, 917-676-8041   AFTER 5-YEAR FIGHT FUNDS FOR HIV/AIDS HOUSING RESTORED In final budget modification, Mayor Bloomberg baselines funding for HIV/AIDS supportive housing programs New York, NY – After a five year fight, Mayor Bloomberg has restored $5.1 million for life-saving supportive housing programs serving 4,500 […]

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For immediate release – October 23, 2013 Contact: Sean Barry, 646.373.3344 (cell), Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062 (cell) Governor Cuomo Signs First-In-Nation Hepatitis C Testing Law, Healthcare Providers Now Required to Offer One-Time Test to Baby Boomers Over 200,000 New Yorkers are living with the hepatitis C virus, but over half don’t know their status; New law […]