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The Moving Support Project

Securing and moving free furniture for formerly unhoused people: an initiative of Mutual Aid Housing Strategies (affiliate of Mutual Aid NYC).


The Moving Support Project helps formerly unhoused people secure furniture to make their space into a real home. The Project started as a response to a request from New Alternatives for LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth, and we have been expanding to provide moving support to other individuals as well. The furniture we secure can be anything from couches and beds to wall art. We search for free or cheap furniture online and coordinate with people who are willing to donate their items. Then, on move days, a group of volunteers mobilizes to drive a 14-ft truck around the city, pick up furniture, bring it to the new home and help organize the space. 

All donations to the Project go to move-day expenses (e.g. truck rentals, hardware, PPE, etc). We accept furniture donations (we can provide in-kind donation receipts for taxes) and are actively recruiting volunteers to join our team. For more information on how to donate furniture, time, space, or otherwise assist the project, email the Moving Support Team at [email protected].

The Moving Support Project is run by a collective of volunteers working within Mutual Aid Housing Strategies, an affiliate of Mutual Aid NYC, with the support of New Alternatives andthe Open Collective Foundation. Mutual Aid Housing Strategies is an interdependent collective of volunteers developing sustainable mutual aid models that address the crisis of unequal access to housing in New York City. We work in partnership with, and follow the leadership of community-led organizations that are spearheading the movement for equitable housing in NYC. We envision practices, models, and plans that enable us to collaborate as neighbors and community members to redistribute resources and help individuals and families secure housing. Our current projects include: partnering with apartment seekers to confront racial and income discrimination in housing searches; sourcing and moving furniture to support people who finally do get housing; and using media to amplify the wisdom and vision of those who have first-hand experience with housing instability, as well as insights about how to end this crisis. As our community expands, so does our potential to build a bigger and more impactful network of support. If you would like to get involved, please contact [email protected]. To find out more about Mutual Aid NYC and give or receive help, visit

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News from The Moving Support Project

Updates on our activities and progress.

Moving Support Project Fiscal Host

Hello, you might see the Open Collective notice that Open Collective Foundation as a fiscal host will be discountinued. This website will remain operable and our funds accessible. The Moving Support Project is still operating and we are see...
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Published on March 17, 2024 by Genevieve

2023 Year-end Update

1. What did you accomplish during 2023? How did you use money?In 2023, we brought 16 beds and other furniture to 29 movees over 18 moves, which is almost 2 moves per month but slightly less than in 2022. StorageMart, where...
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Published on January 2, 2024 by Genevieve

2022 Year End Update

1. What did you accomplish during 2022? How did you use money? In 2022, we brought 24 beds and other furniture to 28 movees over 21 moves, which is almost 2 moves per month. We received a generous recurring donation from a partner organizat...
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Published on December 21, 2022 by Genevieve


The Moving Support Project is all of us

Our contributors 64

Thank you for supporting The Moving Support Project.

Vanessa Kuria


$20 USD

Ashley Eberhart

Monthly Supporter

$6,300 USD

Polina and Po...

$1,000 USD

Laura Entis

Rental Truck Costs

$915 USD

Sue Denim

Rental Truck Costs

$675 USD


Gas Costs

$660 USD

$605 USD


Gas Costs

$540 USD


Gas Costs

$520 USD

Mihir Annalda...

Gas Costs

$500 USD


Transparent and open finances.

3/24 Move Van Gas

Program Transportation & Travel
from Genevieve to The Moving Support Project
-$11.00 USD
Reimbursement #195501

3/2 Move Truck Gas

Program Transportation & Travel
from Genevieve to The Moving Support Project
-$10.70 USD
Reimbursement #193461
Contribution #553698
Today’s balance

$4,544.15 USD

Total raised

$14,609.03 USD

Total disbursed

$10,064.88 USD

Estimated annual budget

$4,092.58 USD