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Calcutta House Celebrates 25 Years Housing People With HIV

By Alexander Vuocolo | Friday Jan 18, 2013
Founded in 1987 as a hospice for people dying of AIDS, Calcutta House now celebrates its 25th anniversary, helping vulnerable populations like the homeless, mentally ill and inveterate drug abusers.

Seattle PrideFest Director Egan Orion Takes a Trip to Haiti, Builds Houses

By Shaun Knittel | Saturday Jan 5, 2013
Touched by the destruction of the Haiti earthquake, Seattle PrideFest organizer Egan Orion joined Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes for people devastated by disasters.

Philadelphia Breaks Ground on Low-Income Housing for LGBT Seniors

By Andrew Clark | Wednesday Dec 19, 2012
In November, Philadelphia broke ground on a new senior center with 56 housing units available for low-income, LGBT residents.

Philly Gay Rights Pioneers Launch Landmark Senior Housing Project

Thursday Nov 8, 2012
Project planners, LGBT-civil rights pioneers and public officials will mark the start of construction on Philadelphia’s LGBT-friendly low-income senior housing complex, the first urban project of its kind, located in the heart of the Gayborhood.

New York Celebs to Join Thom Browne to Fight AIDS at Upcoming Fashion for Action

Saturday Oct 20, 2012
Housing Works will host its highly anticipated ninth annual Fashion for Action fundraiser on November 7th 2012. Fashion for Action is a five-day charitable designer shopping event that begins with a ticketed Opening Night Reception.

US Home Contracts Hit Two-Year High

By MARCY GORDON | Friday Aug 31, 2012
Americans signed the most contracts to buy homes in July than at any other point in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery.

Home Prices Rise in Nearly All Major US Cities

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Saturday Jul 14, 2012
The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index showed increases in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. That’s the second straight month that prices have risen in a majority of U.S. cities.

Housing Starts Increase in US

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Sunday Jul 1, 2012
U.S. builders started work on more single-family homes in May and requested the most permits to build homes and apartments in three and a half years. The increase suggests the housing market is slowly recovering.

Parker Posey to Host Third Annual Oasis Benefit for Ali Forney Center

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
This year, actress Parker Posey will act as host with a special performance from RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up Chad Michaels. For the second year, Barclays will be the presenting sponsor for the summer benefit.

MKDA Raises $10,000 for Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence

Monday May 7, 2012
Corporate interiors firm MKDA announced that it has raised $10,000 for musician Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence (TCR), a project of West End Intergenerational Residence that provides permanent housing and services to formerly homeless LGBT youth.