Design on a Dime

Design on a Dime

Design on a Dime is the premiere interior design benefit event!

In light of public health concerns, we are reviewing  and evaluating various options for our upcoming Design on a Dime event, scheduled for April 22-25, 2020.  We will make a formal, definitive announcement about our plans on or before Friday, March 20th. As you can imagine, there are a number of challenges we are carefully considering as we look at various options, some of which are hard to predict in this moment. We appreciate your patience, flexibility, and unwavering commitment to our vital mission to serve New York’s most vulnerable. Thank you for all that you do for Housing Works. Participating designers with questions should contact Mel Alvarez at Ticket holders/sponsors with questions can contact Shelley O’Connor at


Design on a Dime, founded in 2004 by Designer James Huniford, challenges interior designers to create unique room vignettes curated with donated merchandise from well-known home decor brands and artists. All merchandise in these one-of-a-kind rooms is then sold at charitable prices to design-savvy attendees. In 2016 Housing Works grew the event nationally expanding it to Miami, Florida for the first time. 2018 marked its most successful year: Raising a combined $1.8 million in support of the Housing Works’ mission to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS. Since its inception, the event has raised over $17 million.


Upcoming Events

Design on a Dime New York City

The Metropolitan Pavilion

April 22-25, 2020

Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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