NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Dozens of HIV and AIDS patients who were forced from their West Village home because of superstorm Sandy will start moving back in this week.

There is progress at the end of Christopher Street.

“Electricity was turned on actually a couple days ago, the first time since October 28th,” said Bailey-Holt House CEO Gina Quattrochi.

The 44 patients have been scattered since the storm.

“It was hard for them to get through the holidays without a home,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman. “They’re doing better than I would have done in this situation.”

Now, they can prepare to start moving back in.

“But we still have over a million dollars in expenses that we’re going to have to pay out,” she said.

One of the challenges is where Bailey-Holt House is.

“We are ineligible to apply for some funding that’s out there because our location is in the Village not in the Lower East Side or in Rockaway,” she said.

There is an emergency fund. You can donate by clicking here.

It may be a single building, but she said they’re hurting just as badly.

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