Who We Are

Our Mission

To ensure stable housing and improved health through housing support for people living with HIV/AIDS

Our Values

  • Humanity with respect for all people
  • Social Justice to ensure housing for every person living with HIV/AIDS
  • Commitment to service and organizational excellence
  • Collaboration with our clients and partners

Our Story

Living Room began in 1995, as a part of Trinity Community Ministries, to assist people living with HIV/AIDS find stable, affordable housing, and became an independent 501c3 organization in 1999. Our founder, Sister Mary Jane Lubinski, saw housing not only as an issue of maintaining human dignity, but as the foundation of effective medical treatment of HIV–a theory now confirmed by research.

Living Room serves both the 29-county Atlanta metropolitan area and the rural Northwest Georgia region surrounding Rome and Dalton. Over 90% of Living Room’s clients are defined as “extremely low income,” so finding and maintaining affordable housing is essential to preventing homelessness.

Our organization is Georgia’s largest facilitator of emergency and transitional housing for people living with HIV/AIDS. Because we serve as Atlanta’s centralized intake and housing information and referral agency, we are able to assist over 1,500 individuals each year and make an important difference in their lives.