Keith D. Cylar is Co-executive Director of Housing Works.Keith Cylar
Keith Cylar (1959-2004) was an AIDS advocate and co-founder of the New York-based housing advocacy group “Housing Works”. Cylar was diagnosed with AIDS in 1989 and had cardiomyopathy, a serious heart disease. He served as co-president and chief operating officer of Housing Works until his death.
In 1987, Cylar joined ACT UP/New York and helped found its housing committee, which was the forerunner to Housing Works. With the help of partner Charles King and others, Cylar in 1990 co-founded Housing Works, a “militant” and “community-based” organization that is “often the agency of last resort” for HIV-positive people in New York, according to the “Times”. Cylar also worked with Beth Israel Medical Center in an effort to provide better access to AIDS clinical trials for minorities.
Source-Kaiser Family Foundation http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/print_category.cfm?dr_cat=1&dr_DateTime=04-08-04