Living Room began, as a part of Trinity Community Ministries, to assist people living with HIV/AIDS find stable, affordable housing, and became an independent 501c3 organization. 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. Since our inception, we have provided housing-related assistance to more than 35,000 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS.
Living Room serves both the 29-county Atlanta metropolitan area and, the Northwest Georgia region with over 1,500 individuals living with HIV/AIDS currently served each year. Over 90% of Living Room’s clients are defined as “extremely low income,” so finding and maintaining affordable housing is essential to preventing homelessness, and many of our clients are chronically homeless and typically receive emergency lodging or residential recuperative care services.
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 were able to assist over 1,500 individuals each year and make an important difference in their lives.