Housing Referral

Living Room is a housing information, placement and financial assistance agency for low-income people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to HIV/AIDS. Living Room assists this vulnerable population in identifying, obtaining and maintaining affordable housing in a number of ways including:
  • Development of an appropriate housing plan for each client
  • Emergency assistance for late rent, mortgages and utilities
  • Emergency housing
  • Long-term rental assistance
  • Identification of housing resources (public and private)
  • Connecting clients to housing providers
  • Assistance with move-in costs and supplies
  • Advocacy for affordable housing through coalitions, lobbying and networking

Mission Statement
To ensure people living with HIV/AIDS in Georgia obtain and maintain long term stable housing.

History
Living Room was founded in 1995 as a program of Trinity Community Ministries (TCM). Over the next four years, the program grew and in 1999, with the blessing of the TCM Board of Directors, Living Room became an independent non-profit organization. Since its inception, Living Room has served more than 23,000 households in Atlanta. With the increasing impact of HIV on low-income and minority populations, we anticipate an ever-growing need for our programs and services.

Board of Directors

Jonathan Darsey
President

Pamela Dorsett
Vice President

Doug Brewer
Treasurer

Kendall Boone

Nancy Koughan

Vanessa Kucera

Kenneth Lazarus

Larry Westbrook



Staff

For TDD Assistance please dial 711

Administration TBRA

Dolph Ward Goldenburg
Executive Director
(404) 382-8982

Steve Honeychurch, CPA
Director of Finance
(404) 382-8983

Intake & Referral

Angela Susten
Intake & Housing Coordinator
(404) 616-7718

Shamekela Bishop
Intake & Housing Specialist
(404) 616-9337

Jamil Willis
Intake & Housing Specialist
(404) 616-6316

Linda Simmons
Client Assistant
(404) 382-8991

Clover Campbell
TBRA Case Manager
(404) 382-8987

Patricia Hayden
TBRA Case Manager for NW Georgia
(678) 536-8979

SNHAP

Kathy Tremblay
SNHAP Coordinator
(404) 616-9988

Annmarie Pyne
SNHAP Case Manager
(404) 438-7414

Taji Givens-McCall
Recuperative Care Case Manager
(404) 382-8986

Resources
There are a number of resources and information packets available to clients on the following topics:

Links

AID-Atlanta
AidGwinnett
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Grady Infectious Disease Program
Hope Through Divine Intervention
Jerusalem House
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Office of HIV/AIDS Ministry
P.A.L.S. (Pets Are Loving Support)
Positive Impact
Positive Outlook Foundation
Progressive Redevelopment, Inc.
Project Open Hand
Southeastern Conference of Catholic AIDS Ministers
Travelers Aid Atlanta

Special Thanks to Our Supporting Agencies

City of Atlanta Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)
A community development project of the City of Atlanta funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

DeKalb County Human Services Department

DeKalb County Community Development
Emergency Solutions Grants Program

MARTA

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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AEC Trust
Atlanta AIDS Fund
Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation

Catholic Foundation of North Georgia
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Second Mile
MAC AIDS Fund
Wells Fargo Foundation