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
Secretary

Kenneth Lazarus



Staff

For TDD Assistance please dial 711

Administration Transitional Housing

Intake & Housing

Job Postings

Public Relations and Administrative Coordinator

The Public Relations and Administrative Coordinator is responsible for marketing Living Room to the general public and providing administrative support to the Executive Director. Administrative duties include drafting routine correspondence, conducting pre-meeting research, and other office duties. Projects range from managing social media campaigns, creating written material for distribution, planning and coordinating social events, and maintaining our online presence.

The Coordinator must be able to manage these different projects simultaneously with a strong set of interpersonal skills rounded out with proficiency in Microsoft Office and MAC Applications. Candidates should be able to communicate very clearly and concisely while bringing fresh, creative ideas to these projects. A Bachelor’s degree is required in business, marketing, communications or some other closely related field.

TBRA Case Manager

The TBRA Case Manager is responsible for ensuring the optimal care for 45 to 50 HIV infected clients participating in the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program. Assists clients in creating and implementing an individualized service plan that includes increased income, access to stable housing, or decreased debt burden. Assists clients with completing and submitting subsidized housing applications and advocates on clients’ behalf with housing providers.

The Case Manager must be comfortable visiting clients at their homes and have full time access to a car in order to do so. The Case Manager should have at least two years working with homeless and at-risk individuals living with HIV/AIDS, mentally ill, or addicted clients. Candidates should have knowledge of city, state, and federal entitlement systems and excellent computer skills spefically in the are of Microsoft Office products. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in social work or similar human services field or at least ten years of professional direct service experience.

Transitional Housing Case Manager

The Transitional Housing Case Manager is responsible for ensuring the optimal care of HIV infected clients with that are homeless and may have mental health or substance abuse diagnoses. This includes assessing bio-psychosocial needs, identifying educational and employment opportunities, providing referral sources and advocating for clients as Living Room’s mission of housing services to clients is fulfilled.

The Case Manager must be comfortable visiting clients at their homes and have full time access to a car in order to do so. The Case Manager should have at least two years working with homeless and at-risk individuals living with HIV/AIDS, mentally ill, or addicted clients. Candidates should have knowledge of city, state, and federal entitlement systems and excellent computer skills spefically in the are of Microsoft Office products. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in social work or similar human services field or at least ten years of professional direct service experience.

How to Apply

Please e-mail a résumé and a letter of interest to careers@livingroomatl.org.

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