In order to create healthy and just communities, VOCAL-NY is driving action on several issue areas that affect low-income people living with HIV/AIDS, the drug war, mass incarceration, and homelessness. To do this, we come prepared with our lived experience and the facts.

Search and sort through our reports, press statements, and other resources below.

August 25, 2021
Newly-inaugurated Governor Hochul has an urgent responsibility to course-correct a decade of harm from Cuomo’s inaction on New York’s overdose crisis.
August 17, 2021
On August 31st, for the last twenty years, the global community has observed International Overdose Awareness Day as a day to commemorate those lost to overdose, and to urge action...
June 3, 2021
Read VOCAL-NY’s report Stuck in the System: Expanding Syringe Access by Reconciling the Penal Code with the Public Health Law.
May 20, 2021
We are the leaders of VOCAL-NY -- we represent the thousands of people who spend every night suffering indignity and danger inside city shelters.
April 23, 2021
Following the release of the Caring & Compassionate New Deal for New York City report, VOCAL-NY released a set of proposals for the New York City Council to adopt and...
April 23, 2021
during budget negotiations for the 2021/22 fiscal year.
April 15, 2021
This campaign cycle, New York City mayoral candidates like Eric Adams and Andrew Yang have raised the topic of drug legalization and decriminalization. And last month, several candidates were asked...
April 15, 2021
VOCAL-NY is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic, drug war, mass incarceration and homelessness in New York. We do this by building the power of low-income people directly impacted by...
March 17, 2021
Click here to read the full responses to our questionnaire.
March 16, 2021
The Caring & Compassionate New Deal for NYC report calls on city government to tackle the intersecting issues of homelessness, overdose, substance use and mental health by making major investments...
February 9, 2021
#RightToARoof: Demands for an Integrated Housing Plan to End Homelessness & Promote Racial Equity. The report, released by leading NYC community organizations, outlines how the next admin can ensure the...
September 13, 2020
VOCAL-NY partnered with TakeRoot Justice to conduct a participatory action research project to document the experience of looking for housing with subsidies.
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