COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

When COVID-19 hit New York City, we acted quickly to ensure the safety and support of our community.


  • As Federally Qualified Health Centers, Housing Works Community Healthcare provides care those disproportionately affected by the coronavirus.
  • We rolled out telehealth and virtual support options for clients. We also are responding to food shortages with emergency food delivery to our housing clients.
  • We offer free community COVID-19 testing at our clinics as well as for residents at HRA housing sites.
  • We successfully advocated New York City to take better care of homeless New Yorkers during the pandemic. This led us to operating emergency COVID-19 homeless shelters. We currently run health services for NYC COVID shelters and MOCJ (Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice) shelters.
  • We also teamed up with longtime Housing Works supporter Rhonda Roland Shearer to distribute PPE to under-resourced communities.
  • We negotiated with government agencies to expand mobile vaccination teams for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.
  • And Housing Works Community Healthcare has begun the work of distributing the vaccine. 


But our work is far from over. Thank you for your support!

For a digital onesheet about our COVID work, including press coverage click here.

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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