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Informing and Empowering the Community

Through its Empowerment initiative, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership works to understand opportunities and challenges to equitable health, housing and economic opportunity that affect residents of Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods — connecting those residents with partners and resources that empower those who call the BeltLine home.

In 2020 – thanks to generous funding from Wells Fargo and Bank of America – the Partnership will work with best of class strategic partners to conduct a series of workshops designed to help lower income legacy residents of Westside and Southside Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods understand the tools and resources available to them to remain in their homes amid the challenges of rising property taxes. Additional workshops will focus on helping renters understand their rights as tenants and how those who rent currently can best prepare themselves to move toward home ownership. An existing homeowner resource guide will also be updated and revised to address the needs of both renters and homeowners.

Following is a list of the planned workshops and the partners who will facilitate them:

  • Your Rights as a Renter and how to find help when you need it fast in partnership with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Should I Stay or Sell? Your home’s worth, how to stay in it and what to think about before selling in partnership with House Proud, the Home Repair Network and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
  • Lower My Property Taxes by filing for Homestead Exemption in partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid
  • Appeal an Unfair Tax Assessment to lower and freeze your property taxes in partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid
  • How to Buy a Home and decide of homeownership is right for you in partnership with SUMMECH Community Development and Atlanta Land Trust

Here’s the promotional flier for the workshops for the first half of 2020. Click here for a downloadable version in PDF format.

Resources for Our Community

Use resources below to help you with your housing needs. We will add more resources as they become available.

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Tax Exemptions Trifold Brochure 2019

This guide offers homeowners instructions on how to file their tax assessments.

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Homeowner Resources Guide

The purpose of this guide is to make individuals aware of the resources available to help them remain in their homes. The guide provides a list of organizations and programs that can help, including contact information and details on how to qualify for and obtain assistance. The guide is organized by the type of assistance offered.

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Homeowner Empowerment Workshop Video

Watch first homeowner empowerment workshop of 2017. The workshop was led by consultant Tia McCoy and several others made informative presentations. Thanks to Citizens Trust Bank for their generous sponsorship of the 2017 homeowner empowerment workshops.

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Sign Up for Free Workshops

Register for FREE to secure your spot. Select the workshop date and register via the Eventbrite ticket form below.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

We work with partners to provide free workshops and resources to residents.

Click here or call (404) 446-4404 to RSVP now for the following workshop
Should I Stay or Should I Sell?
6:00-7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 26, 2020
at The Metropolitan Library, 1332 Metropolitan Pkwy. SW, in Capitol View Manor.

Click here or call (404) 446-4404 to RSVP now for the following workshop
Lower My Property Taxes! How to File for Your Homestead Exemption
5:30-7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 11, 2020
at Paradise Baptist Church, 1711 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW in Grove Park

Click here or call (404) 446-4404 to RSVP now for the following workshop
Lower My Property Taxes! How to File for Your Homestead Exemption
11:00 am-1:00 pm, Saturday, March 21, 2020
at Paradise Baptist Church, 1711 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW in Grove Park

Additional workshop dates, times and locations will be posted here as they become available.