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  • Wake Me Up When September Ends

    Wake Me Up When September Ends


    But seriously.

    We cannot WAIT for the fall weather, and if you’re like us, your closet has already been transitioning over to sweaters, booties, and skinny jeans. Lucky for you, we still have several of our Best of Fall events left where you can snag the ultimate fall wardrobe for prices that leave room in your wallet for that #pumpkinspicelatte. Basic? Maybe, but so damn good.

    We know you’re going to want to share those cute fall outfits, so make sure to tag @housingworks to be featured on our feed. We love to see how you #workit.

    Are you a Housing Works member? Reap. Those. Benefits. As a Housing Works Advocate member or above, you get early access to our …

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    Posted on September 20, 2016 at 11:55 am

  • Aparna Nancherla, Josh Rabinowitz & Chris Gethard; Emma Donoghue; Robin Coste Lewis & Sam Durant

    Aparna Nancherla, Josh Rabinowitz & Chris Gethard; Emma Donoghue; Robin Coste Lewis & Sam Durant

    Yesterday afternoon the air felt suspiciously crispy, and our events calendar is nusier than ever, so I think that means we have officially entered fall and bid adieu to summer. Tonight, we are hosting an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event with our friends at Catapult: celebrating the launch of Jane Alison‘s Nine Island with a conversation on love & desire with Alison, Alana Massey, Morgan Jerkins, and moderator Julie Buntin. This Thursday, Loose: A Comedy Show makes its first fall splash with guest hosts Aparna Nancherla & Josh Rabinowitz, and an incredible line-up including Emmy Blotnick, Chris Gethard, Ali Clayton, Alingon Mitra, Josh Johnson. $10 tickets get you a free drink!

    Looking ahead, on Monday, September 19, we’re hosting the first …

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    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 7:36 pm

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Jeremy Brinsdon

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Jeremy Brinsdon

    Who:

    Jeremy Brinsdon

    Connection to Housing Works:

    Housing Works Care Navigator

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    This will be my first year!

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride & Why Housing Works:

    I am dedicated to serving our communities and creating access to integrated medical and mental health care for people who have been impacted the most by systemic inequality. Bringing my passion of cycling into my mission as a social worker is a way for me to be all in.

    Jeremy’s Fundraising Goal:

    $3,500

    Support Jeremy for BRAKING AIDS® Ride!

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 6:03 am

  • More Info on HASA Expansion

    More Info on HASA Expansion

    On August 29th New York State expanded medical eligibility for publicly funded HIV housing and services to include all persons diagnosed with HIV infection. In New York City, this change means that all New Yorkers with an HIV diagnosis who meet the financial need and other requirements for public assistance are now eligible for HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) housing assistance and services—not just persons with AIDS or advanced HIV disease.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the City’s commitment to expanded HASA services on World AIDS Day 2015, and NYC’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) is working on smooth implementation of the HASA expansion – to assist all individuals living with HIV infection to live …

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    Posted on September 9, 2016 at 1:22 pm

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Mika De Roo

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Mika De Roo

    Who:

    Mika De Roo

    Connection to Housing Works:

    Housing Works Vice President of Advocacy Communications & Marketing

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    This is my eighth year doing the ride.

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride & Why Housing Works:

    One of the things I love about being part of BRAKING AIDS® Ride is it is a concrete, physical manifestation of challenging my own certainties about what is possible and what is impossible.

    The first year I signed up for the ride in 2008, I didn’t know anyone on the ride, and I had no idea I was capable of 100 miles at a stretch, much less doing that three days in a row. I had no idea I …

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    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

  • It’s September.

    It’s September.

    But don’t fret! There’s so much to look forward to this month, starting with our Best of Fall events that kick off this Saturday, September 3rd at our SoHo shop!

    Yeah, yeah, yeah… you’re heading out of town for Labor Day Weekend like 80% of New Yorkers. We get it! You have ALL September long to shop the best in fall fashion, home decor, art and more! Check out the schedule below for the full list of locations, dates and times! We’ll see you there!


    Soho Sat, Sept 3 12-8pm
    Upper East Side Tue, Sept 6 5-8pm
    Brooklyn Heights Thu, Sept 8 5-8pm
    West Village Sat, Sept 10 12-8pm
    Columbus & …

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    Posted on September 1, 2016 at 12:33 pm

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Leon Lazaroff

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Leon Lazaroff

    Who:

    Leon Lazaroff

    Connection to Housing Works:

    I came to Housing Works solely out of appreciation and admiration for the work it does. I love being a part of the Ride and supporting Housing Works!

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    This is my fourth year.

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride & Why Housing Works:

    The Ride for me began as a means to challenge myself to ride a long distance, but it became clear very early on that the Ride was about much more than my bike or my knees. It was about struggle and love. What I found was a happening, a gathering, a civil rights movement on wheels comprised of honesty and optimism.

    Leon’s Fundraising Goal:

    $3,500

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    Posted on September 1, 2016 at 6:04 am

  • Ask Roulette with Jon Ronson & HEEMS, Womanhood with Aparna Nancherla & Jo Firestone, Franz Nicolay

    Ask Roulette with Jon Ronson & HEEMS, Womanhood with Aparna Nancherla & Jo Firestone, Franz Nicolay

    Fall events are here! Check out the incredible line-up we have in store for September. Tonight, we’re hosting Aparna Nancherla & Jo Firestone with a live show of their web series Womanhood on refinery29’s RIOT. This incredible night is FREE. And tomorrow night, Thursday, September 1, the first Ask Roulette of the season kicks off with Jon Ronson (author of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed) and Heems aka Himanshu Kumar Suri (Das Racist & more). There are still tickets left, and get yours early!

    This weekend, we are open on Labor Day, Monday, September 5 and our monthly 30% off the entire store sale runs through the weekend including Monday. Next week, on Wednesday, September 7, we’re looking forward …

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    Posted on August 30, 2016 at 11:19 pm

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