Housing Works Event Raises $1.1M

Genevieve Gorder at the event

Genevieve Gorder at the event

NEW YORK-This weekend’s Housing Works’ annual Design on a Dime event raised a record $1.1 million toward its housing expansion program for people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. The three-day interiors sale and reception was attended by more than 3,000 people who shopped 62 rooms designed with home furnishings for sale at deep discounts by top interior designers.

The fundraiser’s opening night reception was co-chaired by Yetta Banks of Viacom, Genevieve Gorder of HGTV’s “Design Star, Evette Ríos of ABC’s “The Chew”, Sabrina Soto of HGTV’s “High Low Project” and Lara Spencer of “Good Morning America.”

Proceeds from the multi-day event and sale will fund two housing development projects serving clients in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Design on a Dime will furnish 12 apartments in Housing Works’ much anticipated Jefferson Avenue Residence slated to open in the summer of 2013. Additional funds will help turn a vacant 6,000 square-foot lot into a beautiful and safe home for 27 single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS.