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Informing and Empowering the Community

Click here or call (404) 446-4404 to RSVP now for the first workshop of 2020:
Understanding Your Rights as a Renter
6:00-8:00 pm, Monday, January 27, 2020
at The Ke’nekt, 1492 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, in Westview.
Additional workshop dates, times and locations will be posted here as they become available.

 

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:

  • Understanding Your Rights as a Renter in partnership with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Why You Might Not Want to Sell Your House in partnership with House Proud, the Home Repair Network and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
  • How to File for Your Homestead Exemption in partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid
  • Understanding Your Real Estate Tax Assessment and Your Right to Appeal in partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid
  • How to Buy a Home in partnership with SUMMECH Community Development and Atlanta Land Trust

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.

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 first workshop of 2020:
Understanding Your Rights as a Renter
6:00-8:00 pm, Monday, January 27, 2020
at The Ke’nekt, 1492 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, in Westview.
Additional workshop dates, times and locations will be posted here as they become available.