Press Releases


HARLEM UNITED PRAISES GOVERNOR CUOMO’S COMMITMENT TO ELIMINATE HEPATITIS C IN NEW YORK AND INCREASE ACCESS TO HOUSING FOR ALL NEW YORKERS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS

New York, NY (March 16, 2018) – Governor Cuomo announced today his commitment to end the hepatitis C epidemic in New York State and his continued commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2020 by increasing access to affordable housing for all New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Harlem United, a nationally recognized housing, health and human services organization, praises Governor Cuomo’s commitment on these critical public health issues. With the Governor’s announcement, New York becomes the first state in the nation to create and implement a plan to eliminate ...

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HARLEM UNITED COMMENDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR HIS CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO CRITICAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE PRINCIPLES

New York, NY (January 10, 2018) – Harlem United, a nationally recognized housing, health and human services organization, commends Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s continued commitment to improving the lives of all New Yorkers with his 2018 agenda of critically important social and economic policies. In his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo showed his commitment to invest in social and economic programs to help improve the lives of all New Yorkers. The Governor announced innovative solutions to address homelessness, including increasing outreach by local social ...

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FY18 Budget Agreement Includes Social and Economic Justice Provisions that Will Help New Yorkers Most in Need

For Immediate Release April 8, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- The FY18 New York State budget agreement announced last night by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie includes provisions that are critical to providing hope, health, and healing to New Yorkers most in need. The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United. "For nearly ...

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In Honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Harlem United Releases New Video Series: PrEP CONVERSATIONS

“We will not end the AIDS epidemic unless we break through the barriers to wide-scale use of PrEP among communities of color.” -- Jacqui Kilmer, CEO, Harlem United For Immediate Release February 7, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, today Harlem United released “PrEP Conversations,” a new video series focused on raising awareness and educating communities of color about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a pill that is over 90% effective at ...

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Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court a Threat to Health Care and Housing for All Americans

For Immediate Release February 1, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United. "The nomination of Judge Gorsuch is a threat to health and well-being of all Americans. His philosophy perverts the freedom of religion in our Constitution so that it can be used to justify denying everything from life-saving health care and prescriptions to housing and other life-saving social services. His rulings have been used to prevent ...

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Harlem United Thanks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for His Commitment to Reproductive Health & the Right to Choose

For Immediate Release January 30, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a proposal to amend the New York State Constitution to guarantee a woman's right to choose by codifying the protections established in Roe v. Wade. The amendment would ensure that, regardless of whether Roe is changed or overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, the right to choose would be protected in New York. "At a time of uncertainty at the federal level, and in states around the country, it is even ...

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s “New York Promise” Agenda Will Help Harlem United Create One Community of Hope, Health, & Healing

For Immediate Release January 9, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the 12th proposal of his 2017 State of the State Agenda: "New York Promise." Focused on advancing key social justice principles and progressive values, New York Promise includes several goals and initiatives that will help Harlem United create one community of hope, health, and healing. "Since it was founded in 1988, Harlem United's has advanced community health by providing compassionate and ...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Program is an Important Step Toward Ending AIDS in New York State by 2020

For Immediate Release January 3, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his groundbreaking Excelsior Scholarship program, which would make college tuition-free at all New York City and State University two- and four-year programs for an estimated 940,000 households with college-age children. "Governor Andrew Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship program is a critical step toward increasing access to higher education and improving the earning potential and lives of thousands of ...

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New Online Resource and Report Provides Voters with Candidate Information on LGBT, HIV, and Health Equity Issues

Issues that Matter: harlemunited.org/Vote   For Immediate Release October 6, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- With less than a month left before Election Day, Harlem United and Fenway Health have launched a campaign to educate voters about where the presidential candidates and the political parties stand on six key health equity issues: LGBT equality; HIV/AIDS; healthcare; substance use; mental health; and housing. Past and current positions on health equity issues were compiled from official ...

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Gov. Cuomo’s $2 billion for supportive housing is critical

With over 20 years of experience in providing supportive housing to the most disenfranchised citizens of New York, Harlem United knows that supportive housing is a critical foundation for ensuring hope, health, and healing. We are extremely grateful to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for directing the release of $2 billion over the next five years to provide critical infrastructure and support needed to address homelessness in New York state. We urge the state legislature to act quickly and approve this memorandum of understanding. From the Governor's office: Governor ...

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