Press Releases


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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Harlem United Celebrates Historic Expansion of Eligibility for Housing, Transportation, and Nutritional Support to All HIV-Positive Individuals in New York City!

"With today's announcement, Governor Andrew Cuomo has enabled our state to take a giant leap towards ending the AIDS epidemic."   For Immediate Release June 23, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY — Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that all individuals in New York City will become eligible to receive housing, transportation, and nutritional support immediately upon diagnosis of HIV infection. This means that, after this new rule goes into effect in 60 days, those diagnosed with HIV and living ...

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Harlem United Thanks Governor Cuomo for New Legislation to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York State

Regardless of Age, New Yorkers Should Have Routine Access to HIV Testing, Prevention Tools, and Treatment For Immediate Release May 16, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- On Sunday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced new legislation critical to ending the AIDS epidemic in New York State. The legislation would: Increase the number of individuals who will be linked to and remain in care by allowing HIV-related information to be shared with care coordinators and care managers. Streamline HIV testing ...

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Harlem United Congratulates Guillermo Chacón, Recipient of the 2016 Community Leadership Award

Chacón Honored for Tireless Dedication and Commitment to Promoting Health and Wellness in the Latino Community For Immediate Release May 5, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- On April 28, 2016, Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS, received the "Community Leadership Award" at the SI SE PUEDE: Social Workers United for Latino Advancement National Conference in New York City. The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., CEO of Harlem United: "For decades Guillermo ...

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Harlem United Felicita a Guillermo Chacón, por su Reconocimiento del Premio de Líder Comunitario 2016

Chacón Distinguido por su Incansable Dedicación y Compromiso de Promover la Salud y el Bienestar en la Comunidad Latina Para publicación inmediata 5 de Mayo de 2016 Contacto: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org Nueva York, NY -- El 28 de abril de 2016 - La Organización de Trabajadores Sociales Latinos y el Centro para la Salud de Adolescentes y Familia Latina de la Escuela Silver de Trabajo Social de NYU reconoció a Guillermo Chacón, Presidente de la Comisión Latina del SIDA, con el reconocimiento "Líder Comunitario" por su compro...

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Harlem United Praises New York State Attorney General Schneiderman for Ensuring Access to Hepatitis C Cure

Settlement Announcement Preceded Harlem United Testimony in Albany for Universal Access to Hepatitis C Medications For Immediate Release April 27, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- On Tuesday New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement with seven commercial health insurance providers, requiring them to cover Hepatitis C medications for nearly all patients, regardless of whether patients have advanced Hep C disease or a history of drug or alcohol use. This announcement preceded ...

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Harlem United Praises Mayor de Blasio’s FY 2017 Executive Budget

New York, NY -- Today New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released his FY 2017 Executive Budget, which includes investments of $5.5 million in a new, comprehensive plan to prevent and treat opioid addiction, $66 million to help address the city's homelessness crisis, and expanded community-based preventative, primary, and outpatient care. The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., CEO of Harlem United: "On behalf of the over 16,000 New Yorkers served by Harlem United, I want to thank Mayor de Blasio for his historic commitment to public health and to ...

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Harlem United Stands With Governor Andrew Cuomo in Opposition to LGBT Discrimination in North Carolina

New York, NY -- This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order banning all non-essential, state-sponsored travel to North Carolina. The ban, effective immediately, was put in place in response to North Carolina's new law that enables discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) North Carolinians. The following is a statement from Ms. Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq, Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United: "On behalf of the over 16,000 clients Harlem United serves throughout New York City, I want to thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for ...

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Historic 2016-17 State ‘Social and Economic Justice’ Budget Critical to the Health and Well-Being of All New Yorkers

New York, NY -- Last night, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced a historic 2016-17 state budget agreement. The following is a statement from Ms. Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq, CEO of Harlem United: "While the ink on the 2016-17 New York state budget is drying and we are still analyzing the details, on behalf of the over 16,000 clients served by Harlem United I want to thank Governor Andrew Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan, IDC Leader Klein, ...

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Harlem United commends Governor Cuomo for new regulations prohibiting discrimination against transgender New Yorkers

New York, NY (January 25, 2016) — Harlem United, a community-based housing, health and human services organization, commends Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the new regulations banning discrimination and harassment against transgender New Yorkers.  Governor Cuomo announced last week that the State Division of Human Rights has adopted these new regulations which are effective immediately. The final adoption of these regulations follows the Governor’s introduction of the regulations in October—an historic announcement marking the first time any Governor has issued ...

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