NOT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Embargo until May 1, 2023
Status: Home is New Name for Key Housing Provider
to Atlanta Individuals and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS
Formerly Jerusalem House, Status: Home will continue to deliver permanent living situations and supportive services for people who need the security of permanent shelter
ATLANTA – May 1, 2023 – Jerusalem House is proud to announce Status: Home as its new name and brand identity.
“In the late 1980s, our non-profit began as a single house where men and women who had lost everything to HIV/AIDS go come to a home with the promise of a supportive community and for many of our earliest residents, it was their final home” explained President and CEO Maryum Lewis. “As most people know, living with HIV or AIDS today is different. Patients given access to medicine and treatment can now live full and productive lives. Today, we are proud to help our residents live and thrive every day, and provide a path to healthy, independent living.”
Ms. Lewis continued, “Just as the HIV/AIDS health crisis has evolved, so as our housing model. We currently provide most of clients’ housing through a master lease program where we rent apartments throughout the metro area. With rental rates spiraling ever upward and a severe shortage of affordable housing available, we’re diversifying our model to include more owned properties. Against that backdrop, we chose Status: Home as our new name believing it better reflects our housing delivery model while underscoring our commitment to providing a safe and stable Home for our clients.
Status: Home has helped the Atlanta community for more than 30 years, and is the oldest and largest provider of supportive housing for Atlanta’s low-income and homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
The organization provides more than 70% of the permanent supportive housing designated for Atlanta’s homeless and low-income population with HIV/AIDS. It currently offers two residential programs, two master lease programs and a temporary housing subsidy program.
Permanent housing is defined as having no time limit. Supportive services are provided to help residents maintain their ongoing housing. Supportive services are funded through partnerships with 25 organizations, including Open Hand, the Grady Infectious Disease Program and AID Atlanta.
For more information, visit the organization’s new website at statushome.org.
Download the press release here.