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Life on the Atlanta BeltLine: Nina

Every day, Ms. Nina Goody wakes up to a bustling household filled with the sounds and activities of her four grandchildren, all of whom live with her. Several years ago, she knew she needed to find a bigger home for her family. She settled on a beautiful home in the heart of the Westview community situated on a MARTA bus line, a necessity for her work. With a large, older home came a few repair issues that needed to be tackled. When Ms. Goody heard from her neighbors about Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s program to supply funds to owner-occupants to rehab their homes to be safe, warm, and dry, she immediately applied. Hear all about her story in the video below.

In 2016, Ms. Goody took care of a wide range of repairs including: roof work, new exterior and storm doors, some siding replacement, new gutters and downspouts, patched drywall, new carbon monoxide detector, and new foundation vent screens. This rehab work enabled Ms. Goody and her grandchildren to stay in the home that is perfect for them and in a neighborhood they love – and just a short walk from the Westside Trail.

Ms. Goody’s family extends beyond the walls of her home – she has served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for years. She’s seen girls come through the program and go off to college as young women.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s owner-occupied rehab program has helped 14 homeowners and invested over $200,000 in Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods. For more affordable housing stories, check out Ian’s story, Reynoldstown Senior Residences, and the Hodges story. For more information about current affordable housing programs offered by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and our partners, please visit beltline.org/housing.

Ms. Goody with her family on the front porch of their Westview home.

Ms. Goody with her family on the front porch of their Westview home.

Rehab work completed with funding from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. enabled Ms. Goody's family to have a home that is safe, warm, and dry.

Rehab work completed with funding from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. enabled Ms. Goody’s family to have a home that is safe, warm, and dry.

Ms. Goody's home is one block from the Westside Trail.

Ms. Goody’s home is one block from the Westside Trail.

The roof was repaired as part of the rehab work funded by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

The roof was repaired as part of the rehab work funded by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Ms. Goody's home undergoing rehab.

Ms. Goody’s home undergoing rehab.

Entering Ms. Goody's Westview neighborhood.

Entering Ms. Goody’s Westview neighborhood.

Ms. Goody's picturesque street in the Westview neighborhood.

Ms. Goody’s picturesque street in the Westview neighborhood.

The Westside Trail is one block from Ms. Goody's house.

The Westside Trail is one block from Ms. Goody’s house.

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  1. Anita C. Garnes says:

    Ms. Goody’s home repairs is nothing but a blessing for her whole family. I wish to receive assistance just as Ms. Goody’s did. Who do I need to contact? My number how I can be reached is: 770 710-2987 @ all times. If I don’t pick right up, you can leave a message.I currently live in Fulton County here in Atl,ga.

    Thank you

    Reply | March 18, 2018 at 5:27 pm
  2. Janice Howell says:

    I am an owner of house and rent it out thru Atlanta Housing. Can this program assist me? How can I receive more information about area that my house is in?

    Reply | July 29, 2018 at 5:58 am
    • JR says:

      Hello Ms. Howell,

      This particular program has closed, but our best recommendation is to reach out to Invest Atlanta (investatlanta.com). They have various housing assistance programs that may work for you.

      Hope that helps,
      Jr

      Reply | August 15, 2018 at 10:46 am

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