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Were you called Jerusalem House before Status: Home?

Yes. We rebranded to Status: Home in 2023 in honor of our continuing evolution, our mission, and the essence of what we’ve provided for more than 30 years – a place to call home for fellow Atlantans (individuals and families) who are impacted by HIV/AIDS.

How do people apply for Status: Home Housing?

For all programs (except New Horizons), contact Hope Atlanta via the information on our How to Apply page We do not accept applications directly – there must be a referral from Hope Atlanta. We do not accept applications at our Status: Home administrative office or at residential locations. For the New Horizons rental subsidy program information, call (678) 846-5505 or email TBRA@statushome.org. Please note that the rental subsidy is not emergency assistance, and anyone obtaining the subsidy must be enrolled in our New Horizons program.

Where are your housing sites located?

Our housing is located throughout Atlanta, Georgia. Status: Home does not disclose the locations of our housing due to confidentiality. Housing locations are chosen based on access to MARTA and other important services including schools, grocery stores, and pharmacies.

Is Status: Home a United Way agency?

If your employer has a United Way employee giving program, you may donate to Status: Home through that program. Our United Way ID number is 35629. However, Status: Home is not a United Way agency.

What is your mission statement?

Status: Home provides homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Greater Atlanta with a continuum of housing options, healthcare resources, and supportive services that contribute to a resident’s overall self-sufficiency.

How can I volunteer?

We love volunteers! Send us your contact info and a quick Individual Volunteer Application and we will reply within 72 hours. If you need more information, contact our Volunteer Manager via email at volunteer@statushome.org or at 404-558-1833. Individuals must be at least 18 years old, attend an orientation, and complete a criminal background check to volunteer at Status: Home.

Do the children have AIDS?

We have had several HIV+ children at Status: Home since the Family Program opened in 1997.

Do all of the Status: Home residents have AIDS?

All of the residents at the Adult Program have AIDS. All of the heads of household in other programs must be HIV+ to qualify for residency.

Do residents work or pay rent?

Some of our residents have income through some form of work (jobs, peer counseling, child support, or government assistance). Others are too ill to work because of the disease, side effects of medications, mental health, etc. Residents who generate an income are required to pay one third of their income for rent.

Does Status: Home offer internships?

We are not currently accepting interns.

How long have you been operating?

More than 30 years. Our first facility opened in 1989, and the Family Program facility followed in 1997. The Scattered Site I Program began in 2003, Scattered Site II Program launched in 2009, and New Horizons launched in 2015. In 2023, we rebranded from Jerusalem House to Status: Home in honor of our continuing evolution, our mission, and the essence of what we provide – homes for homeless or low-income fellow Atlantans who are impacted by HIV/AIDS.

How long can people stay at Status: Home?

While there is no restriction on duration of residency for the housing we directly provide, if it is determined that a resident is able to live independently, we work with the individual to achieve this goal. New Horizons, a temporary housing subsidy assistance program, has a time limit imposed by the funding source of up to five years.

What supportive services does Status: Home provide residents?

The services provided vary depending on the resident population. Status: Home strives not to duplicate resources available in the community and we partner with 25 organizations to provide supportive services. Among the services currently offered to our residents are tutoring for the children and adults, support groups, substance abuse counseling, and health services.

Are you a hospice?

No, we are not a hospice and do not provide hospice care. Residents must be able to live on their own when they come to Status: Home. Within that guideline, we do try to house the most medically needy applicants.

Where is the Status: Home HMIS policy posted?

As a HUD grantee, Status: Home participates in their Homeless Management Information System. Click here to read our HMIS policy.

Where is the Status: Home website privacy policy posted?

Click here to read the privacy policy for this website.

How are you funded?

Funding is provided in part by the City of Atlanta‘s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, a community development project of the City of Atlanta funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Additional funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Housing and Human Services Department. The agency’s programs are also funded by grants from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and DeKalb County. Corporate, foundation, individual, and faith communities’ giving comprise the rest of our annual operating budget. Detailed financial information can be found here.

Your Generosity is Deeply Appreciated

Status: Home (formerly Jerusalem House) is a 501(c)(3) charity registered in the state of Georgia.

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