Bailey-Holt House

Independent, supportive housing for men and women living with HIV/AIDS.

The nation’s first congregate residence for people living with AIDS, Bailey-Holt House opened its doors in 1986 in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood then ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. A fully ADA-compliant facility, it features individual units with private baths, community green space, an industrial kitchen, communal dining area, computer facilities, a library, and a fitness center.

Who is eligible?

Bailey-Holt House residents are referred to the program through New York City’s HIV/AIDS Service Administration (HASA). To qualify, individuals must be capable of living independently, although they may receive home health services to maintain independence.


Bailey-Holt House residents have access to:

Supportive Case Management. On-site case managers assist in mitigating the impact of living with HIV/AIDS. They meet with residents weekly to connect them with needed care, conduct substance use and mental health assessments, refer them to appropriate services, assist with benefits and other income-related issues, coordinate home health services, and provide hands-on training to develop basic living skills.

Healthcare Coordination. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is available to assess and monitor health status, facilitate health-related workshops, establish linkages with Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) including home health aide services, assist with monitoring medication and treatment adherence, conduct hospital visits, and assist with bereavement arrangements.

Meals and Nutrition. Healthy, nutritious meals and snacks are provided in the dining room for all residents and can be tailored to meet special dietary guidelines.

Recreational Activities. On-site activities include monthly birthday parties, holiday festivities and game nights. Off-site activities include trips to the theatre, movies, outdoor music events, museum visits and other city-wide festivities.

Spiritual Groups. Local community churches offer vital spiritually-based services such as bible study, one-on-one spiritual guidance, and social events.