Housing Works fights for funding and legislation to ensure that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention, and treatment, among other lifesaving services.

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Since 1990, we have provided comprehensive services to over 30,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS or at-risk of infection. These services including housing, job training, legal assistance, and comprehensive healthcare.

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Through our acclaimed Thrift Shops, Online Shop and Bookstore Cafe we are able to provide crucial funding in support of our mission. Our businesses not only provide socially conscious shops in our neighborhoods but jobs for clients who complete our job training program.

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There's never a dull moment here at Housing Works, between our annual benefits such as Design on a Dime, weekly Thrift Shop sales, and a wide array of events at our beloved Bookstore Cafe – we have a plethora of exciting and unique happenings to keep you busy all year long!

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Your donations are vital in supporting our lifesaving services! When you donate to our Thrift Shops or Bookstore Cafe we’re able to keep our businesses running and continue to fund our mission. You may also join our healing community through our Membership programs and you’ll receive great benefits in return!

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Whether it is at our Bookstore Cafe, Special Events, or Thrift Shops, Housing Works is powered by a vibrant community of volunteers who lend their time, passion and skills to the many roles within our organization.

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Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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