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  • Summer Events: Karolina Waclawiak, Felicia Day with WORD, & announcing our new comedy show!

    Summer Events: Karolina Waclawiak, Felicia Day with WORD, & announcing our new comedy show!

    Hailed as “an elegant, ominous book” by Roxane Gay and “the stiffest of literary drinks” by Jami Attenberg, Karolina Waclawiak’s The Invaders launches tomorrow night, Thursday, July 9, with an evening of Female Trouble.

    Tonight, July 8, we bring you an exploration of “What is Home?” curated and hosted by historian Alexis Coe, with Josh Gondelman, Danielle Henderson, Anna North, and more. Looking ahead, on Thursday, August 6, we’re launching our brand new monthly comedy series! Loose: A Comedy Show, hosted by Jo Firestone. And on Monday, August 10, WORD Bookstores presents an evening with Felicia Day for the launch of her memoir You’re Never Weird On the Internet (Almost).

    July at HWBC means two great …

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    Posted on July 7, 2015 at 10:12 pm

  • Reflections on the Massacre at Emanuel AME Church from Housing Works CEO Charles King

    Reflections on the Massacre at Emanuel AME Church from Housing Works CEO Charles King

    Dear Housing Works Community,

    For over a week now, I have been struggling to find words to express to you my thoughts and feelings about the massacre in Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. While I have been deeply saddened and outraged by many of the deaths that have inspired the Black Lives Matter movement, this violent act was one that I feel viscerally.

    Many of you probably know that I remain an ordained Baptist minister. What you may not know is that I was ordained at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, a Black congregation in New Haven Connecticut, and I served as the Associate Minister and then Assistant Pastor there for some three years. My ordination was intended, at least in part, by …

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    Posted on June 29, 2015 at 2:10 pm

  • Living in a Material Wrld

    Living in a Material Wrld

    AMAZING NEWS Thrifters! We’re super excited to announce our newest designer donation partner, Material Wrld, an online luxury fashion trade-in service. As Material Wrld’s partner, we (and then you!) will receive any items that do not sell, and their users will have the option to also donate their goods not accepted for trade-in. From there the donated fashion will be distributed to our shops for you to scoop up (and maybe share on Instagram?) to really express yourself.

    Posted on June 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

  • LOVE WINS! Supreme Court decides that Same-Sex Marriage is a Constitutional Right!

    LOVE WINS! Supreme Court decides that Same-Sex Marriage is a Constitutional Right!

    HAPPY PRIDE! We are thrilled to be kicking off Pride Weekend by celebrating the this historic decision!

    For those of you in NYC, you can find us in the Pride March on Sunday! If you’d like to join our contingent, RSVP here.

    Posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm

  • Housing Works Asylum Project Participant Honored by White House

    Housing Works Asylum Project Participant Honored by White House

    On Thursday, June 25th, the White House recognized ten individuals who are making a difference in the lives of refugees in the United States and abroad as World Refugee Day “Champions of Change.” Among those recognized is Michael Ighodaro, a Nigerian activist who came to the U.S. through the Housing Works Asylum Project after fleeing persecution for his sexual orientation in his home country. The Asylum Project helped support his emigration with housing, legal support and job training. He has since worked with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and is now a Program and Policy assistant at AVAC, an organization that advocates for HIV prevention. He is also currently a student at the City University of New York.

    “I …

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    Posted on June 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

  • Ryan O’Connell hosts Thought Catalog authors; Ask Roulette with Desus Nice, Jena Friedman; + more!

    Ryan O’Connell hosts Thought Catalog authors; Ask Roulette with Desus Nice, Jena Friedman; + more!

    For those of you who haven’t traded the beach for the B train this summer, we’ve got a slew of fantastic summer events to keep you staycationers entertained this month. Tonight, Thought Catalog Books authors perform fiction, memoir, comedy, and more, with host Ryan O’Connell (I’m Special). And don’t miss next week’s installment of the smash-hit conversation series Ask Roulette, on Thursday, July 2, this time around featuring Desus Nice and Jena Friedman, with house band Eli Bolin and your host, Jody Avirgan. Strangers ask each other any question they want, live on stage; it’s sometimes weird, sometimes dirty, sometimes heartbreaking, and always extremely fun. Get your tickets now (right now!) before they sell out! And don’t miss out on our favorite week of the …

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    Posted on June 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

  • HOUSING WORKS ANNOUNCES SUIT AGAINST GOLDFARB ASSOCIATES FOR HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

    HOUSING WORKS ANNOUNCES SUIT AGAINST GOLDFARB ASSOCIATES  FOR HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

    Lawsuit alleges blatant refusal to accept applicants living with AIDS and utilizing a public housing subsidy

    New York City—Today, a client of the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) filed a lawsuit against Goldfarb Associates, a major real estate company, alleging housing discrimination that is prohibited by the New York City Human Rights Law. The lawsuit, Goode v. Goldfarb Associates, Inc., alleges that the defendant blatantly refused to rent to the plaintiff after the plaintiff revealed that he was a client of HASA, i.e., the recipient of a public subsidy who is living with symptomatic HIV illness or AIDS. In fact, the plaintiff says, Goldfarb informed him that Goldfarb does not accept applications from HASA clients as …

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    Posted on June 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

  • NYC ACTION ALERT: Demand an End to Source-of-Income Discrimination & Ensure Housing for All

    NYC ACTION ALERT: Demand an End to Source-of-Income Discrimination & Ensure Housing for All

    Ensuring affordable housing and fighting practices that discriminate against HASA clients are issues that speak to the very core of what Housing Works is about. For this reason, we need your presence at a press conference at City Hall next Tuesday, June 23, to demand an end to source-of-income discrimination & announce the filing of an important lawsuit to fight this blatant bias.

    What: Press Conference & Rally to Demand an End to Source-of-Income Discrimination

    When: Tues., June 23rd, arrive by 1:30PM to get through security, press conference will begin at 1:45PM

    Where: Steps of City Hall

    Travel: 4/5/6 & J/M/Z trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; 2/3 trains to Park Place; R/W trains to City Hall

    WHY: Among the biggest challenges low-income NYers …

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    Posted on June 17, 2015 at 10:26 pm

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