Workshops

Informing and Empowering the Community Through Our Workshops

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 and also focus to help renters understand their rights as tenants and how those who rent currently can best prepare themselves to move toward home ownership.

Our 2020 home empowerment workshop series would not be possible without the generous support of our program partners: Atlanta Community ToolBank, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta Land Trust, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, the City of Atlanta, Home Repair Network, House Proud, and SUMMECH Community Development.


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Home Empowerment Workshops

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The Fix That! Home Repair Series

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Community ToolBank, Atlanta Land Trust, and House Proud are partnering to bring you the Fix That! Home Repair Series, an 8-part series of free online workshops focused on helping you make simple repairs at your home, save money on repairs, and making you safer and more secure in your home. At each workshop in the series we will provide an overview of the topic and you will have a chance to ask questions live with an expert.

The Fix That! Home Repair Series is part of the Partnership’s 2020 Home Empower Workshop Series, sponsored by Wells Fargo and Bank of America.

  • Fix That! Home Repair Workshop: Basics of HVAC (7 of 8)

    Join us for the seventh workshop in our series to learn the basics about your heating and air conditioning system. Have a chance to chat with an expert from KMC Heating and Cooling, and get all your questions answered!

    December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Fix That! Home Repair Series: Winterizing Your Home (8 of 8)

    Baby it's getting cold outside! Join us for the final workshop in our 8-part series to learn how to weatherproof your home and practice proper heater safety. Have a chance to chat with an expert from Southface!

    December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Resources

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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Fix That! Home Repair workshops: Water Safety & Conservation

This is a recording of the fourth of our eight Fix That! Home Repair workshops: Water Safety & Conservation. The workshop was a collaboration between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Toolbank, Atlanta Land Trust, HouseProud Atlanta, and West Atlanta Watershed Alliance. Thanks very much to Wells Fargo and Bank of America for their generous support of our 2020 home empowerment workshops.

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Eviction Protections During COVID-19

This is a recording of our recent free home empowerment workshop on Eviction Protections During COVID-19. The workshop was a collaboration between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, and the City of Atlanta. Thanks very much to City of Atlanta Chief Housing Officer Terri Lee for joining us and thanks to Wells Fargo and Bank of America for their generous support of our 2020 home empowerment workshops.

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Fix That! Home Repair Workshops: Plumbing Basics

This is a recording of the third of our eight Fix That! Home Repair workshops: Plumbing Basics. The workshop was a collaboration between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Toolbank, Atlanta Land Trust, HouseProud Atlanta, and Head’s Plumbing. Thanks very much to Wells Fargo and Bank of America for their generous support of our 2020 home empowerment workshops.

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Fix That! Home Repair Series: Basics of Drywall Repair

This is a recording of the second of our eight Fix That! Home Repair workshops: Basics of Drywall Repair. The workshop was a collaboration between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Toolbank, Atlanta Land Trust, and HouseProud Atlanta. Thanks very much to Wells Fargo and Bank of America for their generous support of our 2020 home empowerment workshops.

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Fix That! Basic Tools Workshop

This is a recording of the first of eight Fix That! Home Repair workshops: Starting a Toolbox and Tool Use Basics. The workshop was a collaboration between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Toolbank, Atlanta Land Trust, and HouseProud Atlanta. Thanks very much to Wells Fargo and Bank of America for their generous support of our 2020 home empowerment workshops

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Understanding & Appealing Fulton County Property Tax Assessment Workshop

This is a video recording of a free virtual home empowerment workshop held on Monday, June 29, 2020 designed to help people understand their 2020 Fulton County property tax assessments and the options available to them should they decide they want to appeal that assessment. Thanks very much to Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. and Grove Park Foundation for their partnership in conducting the workshop. Thanks also to Wells Fargo, Bank of America and the Annie E. Casey Foundation for their sponsorship of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s 2020 home empowerment workshops.

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Building Social Equity Into the BeltLine from AB67 Member

Stephen Spicher, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s AB67 young leader, wrote a blog about his experience as an AB67 member that was posted to the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business’s website and wanted to share his thoughts on empowering existing homeowners along the BeltLine with tools, knowledge, and assistance.

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Housing Protections During COVID-19

This is a recording of the full Housing Protections During COVID-19 virtual home empowerment workshop held on Wednesday, May 6. Thanks to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Atlanta Legal Aid and the City of Atlanta for their participation in this workshop. The 2020 Home Empowerment Workshop Series is presented by Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Home Empowerment workshops are an initiative of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

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How to Buy a Home Virtual Workshop

This is a recording of the full How to Buy a Home virtual home empowerment workshop held on Saturday, April 18 featuring presentations from SUMMECH and the Atlanta Land Trust. Our 2020 Home Empowerment Workshop Series is presented by Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Home Empowerment workshops are an initiative of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

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Workforce Empowerment Resource Guide

Thanks to generous funding from the IHG Foundation and developed in partnership with the Metro Atlanta eXchange (MAX), this guide was created to make individuals aware of the resources available to help them gain the skills and training needed to guide them through the workforce pipeline. The guide provides a list of organizations and programs, including contact information and details on how to qualify for and obtain assistance.

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Renters Right Workshop Video

Watch highlights of our first Home Empowerment Workshop of 2020: Your Rights as a Renter. The workshop was held January 27, 2020 at The Ke’Nekt in Atlanta’s Westview neighborhood. The workshop was facilitated by attorneys from the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Thanks to Bank of America and Wells Fargo for their sponsorship of our 2020 Home Empowerment Workshops.

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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

We have updated our Connecting Residents to Resources guide for 2020. This document highlights available programs and resources to help ensure optimal housing options for current homeowners, renters, and those interested in living in BeltLine neighborhoods.

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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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Providers

Connecting Residents to Home Empowerment Providers

We have updated our Connecting Residents to Resources guide for 2020. This document highlights available programs and resources to help ensure optimal housing options for current homeowners, renters, and those interested in living in BeltLine neighborhoods.

Development of this resource guide was generously funded by Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Special thanks to Tia McCoy of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity for her help in researching and creating this guide.


Home Empowerment Providers

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.

This guide replaces the first version of Connecting Residents to Resources published in 2016.

ProviderDescriptionCategoryService Area
1st Choice Credit Union
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1st Choice Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. 1st Choice Credit Union is a HUD approved intermediary Home Counseling Agency committed to increasing homeownership, creating affordable housing opportunities for… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingAtlanta Metro
995HOPE
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995Hope is available to help you avoid foreclosure and stay current on your mortgage payments.Education & Counseling, Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention CounselingNationwide
Antioch Urban Ministries
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This agency provides an array of services including: food pantry, clothing closet, substance abuse recovery homes, and more.Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceFulton
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
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Atlanta Habitat has empowered thousands of families through homeownership since 1983. As the largest nonprofit, affordable single-family housing developer in the city and one of the largest affiliates of Habitat… First Mortgage Loan Programs, Homebuyer AssistanceCity of Atlanta, South Fulton
Atlanta Housing
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Atlanta Housing's DPA Program provides down payment assistance for homebuyer's in the City of Atlanta of up to $25,000 depending or eligibilityHomebuyer Assistance, Second Mortgage Programs (Down-Payment Assistance)City of Atlanta
Atlanta Land Trust
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The mission of Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) is to deliver and steward permanently affordable housing proximate to the Atlanta BeltLine and other targeted areas in the city of Atlanta. ALT… Homebuyer AssistanceCity of Atlanta
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
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The Atlanta Legal Aid Society operates the Home Defense Program (HDP) which provides advice, referrals, and legal representation to homeowners who are facing the loss of their homes, have been… Education & Counseling, Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention CounselingAtlanta Metro
Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP)
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ANDP offers homebuyer assistance to low and moderate income households through their Homebuyer Assistance Program. For qualifying homebuyers the program offers homebuyers assistance with their down payment and/or closing cost… Homebuyer Assistance, Second Mortgage Programs (Down-Payment Assistance)
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Inc
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Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) is a nonprofit that believes no one standing up for their rights should have to do it alone. The Eviction Defense Program provides low-income and… Education & Counseling, Rental & Landlord Dispute CounselingClayton, Fulton
Ben Hill United Methodist Church
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Ben Hill UMC has established a program to assist qualified persons facing a temporary financial hardship.Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceGreater Ben Hill community

Housing or utility assistance is available for residents of the greater Ben Hill community, and includes zip codes beginning with 30 and ending with: 213, 268, 291, 310, 311, 314, 315, 331, 336, 337, 344, 349 or 354

Buckhead Christian Ministry, Inc. BCM
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BCM’s financial assistance ministry is dedicated to forestalling eviction and utility shut-offs by providing one-time financial assistance to individuals and families experiencing a crisis such as illness, death in the… Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency Assistance
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta
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This agency provides help and creates hope for those in need through professional services that eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency, stabilize families, and transform lives. Catholic Charities Atlanta Famiy Stabilization Services… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingAtlanta Metro
Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc
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This private nonprofit agency promotes self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underpriveleged through ceomprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy. CPACS's Housing counseling Department provides housing… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingAtlanta Metro
Center for Pan-Asian Community Services, Inc
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This organization provides an array of services including, but not limited to, after school program, study skill assistance, job assistance, refugee resettlement services, language translation and interpretation, foreclosure prevention, DUI… Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceFulton
Clearpoint
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Clearpoint is a division of Money Management International (MMI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Clearpoint helps consumers identify the causes of their individual financial concerns and make a plan to address… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingNationwide
CoronaVirus Outbreak Mortgage Relief
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***FORECLOSURE ASSISTANCE*** Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have stablished special programs for homeowners who are directly or indirectly impacted by COVID19, so that they are able to stay in their home.… Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency Assistance
CoronaVirus Outbreak Rent Relief
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City of Atlanta Housing Authority Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta Housing Authority/AH have announced a rent relief effort for seniors, families, and other residents who live in AH owner… Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceCity of Atlanta
FCS Ministries
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Focused Community Strategies (FCS) is a 501c(3) organization that empowers neighborhoods to thrive. We invest deeply in one under-resourced Atlanta neighborhood at a time, building upon the neighborhood’s strengths to… First Mortgage Loan Programs, Homebuyer AssistanceCity of Atlanta
Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority
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This agency mobilizes resources through a network of programs and services, educates the community at-large to the needs, interests and aspirations of low-income people and provides affordable, safe, decent housing… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingFulton
Fulton County
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Fulton County Homestead Exemption Program is a legal provision that helps to reduce the amount of property taxes on owner-occupied homes. Applications must be submitted on or before April… Getting Money For Your House, Property Tax ExemptionsFulton
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
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The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has been an advocate for our state’s communities since its creation in 1977. In 1996, the Governor and General Assembly merged the Georgia… First Mortgage Loan Programs, Homebuyer AssistanceGeorgia
Georgia Department of Labor
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This agency works with publice and private partners to build a world class workforce system that contributes to Georgia's economic prosperity. In addition to Job Rediness and Career Preparation, this… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingGeorgia
Georgia Legal Aid
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GeorgiaLegalAid.org’s mission is to help low-income people navigate the complexities of the court system at the most vulnerable times in their lives through self-help resources when they don’t have access… Education & Counseling, Rental & Landlord Dispute CounselingGeorgia
Georgia Legal Services Program
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Georgia Legal Services Program is a 501(c)3 nonprofit law firm. We provide free, civil legal services to low-income or senior-aged Georgians outside of Atlanta.Education & Counseling, Rental & Landlord Dispute CounselingOutside of Atlanta Metro
Georgia Transplant Foundation
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Emergency Financial Assistance is available to transplant recipients who reside in the state of Georgia. The intent of this program is to alleviate a crisis situation or offer transitional… Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceGeorgia
Giving Kitchen Initiative/TGK
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This agency offers emergency financial assistance to pay basic living expenses for food service workers (restaurants, food trucks, concessions, and catering) facing an unanticipated crisis such as accident, illness, injury,… Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency Assistance
GreenPath
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This organization empowers people to lead financially healthy lives. A national nonprofit focused on finanical wellness for everyone.Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingNationwide
Help the People Programs, Inc
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This organization serves needy families. Housing counseling is available that offers foreclosure assistance, housing counseling, credit counseling and first time home buyer workshops.Education & Counseling, Homeowner/Homebuyer EducationButts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Rockdale
Homeownership Preservation Foundation
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The Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has been a trusted, neutral source for information and assistance to millions of homeowners. They have helped millions families save their homes from foreclosure… Education & Counseling, Homeowner/Homebuyer EducationNationwide
Hosea Helps
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This agency provides assistance to members of the community with rent and utilities.Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceFulton
HouseProud Atlanta, Inc
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HouseProud Atlanta works with local community groups to identify the seniors, veterans and disabled people who can benefit most by repairs designed to make their homes livable, so they can… Getting Money For Your House, Home Repair and ImprovementK or S, NPU's V, T
Housing Options Provided for the Elderly (HOPE)
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HOPE is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, and has a team of expert reverse mortgage (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM) counselors who are qualified by HUD to provide the… Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Education/Counseling, Homebuyer AssistanceNationwide
Housing Plus Inc.
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This agency offers rental assistance if you have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 safety measures. Frontline Housing and Housing Plus can assist in seeing if you are eligible and… Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceButts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Rockdale
Invest Atlanta
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Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. Its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness to create increased opportunity and prosperity for… First Mortgage Loan Programs, Homebuyer AssistanceCity of Atlanta
Latin American Association
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Latin Merican Association provides comprehensive transitonal services for Latinos as they strive for self-sufficiency and an enhanced quality of life. They service the needs of immigrants from Latin America in… Education & Counseling, Rental & Landlord Dispute CounselingAtlanta Metro
Metro Fair Housing Services
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Metro Fair Housing is a HUD approved counseling agency who addresses issues of housing discrimination, Education and Outreach, Fair Housing Investigation, Landlord-Tenant Counseling, Predatory Lending Awareness Programs, Mortgage Counseling and… Education & Counseling, Homeowner/Homebuyer EducationDeKalb, Fulton
Midtown Assistance Center (MAC)
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Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) is a non-profit whose mission is to provide emergency assistance to low-income working Atlantans to help prevent homelessness and hunger during periods of crisis.Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceCity of Atlanta

MAC currently serves 10 zip codes in Atlanta – 30303, 30308, 30309, 30310, 30312, 30313, 30314, 30315, 30318, and 30363.

Money Management International
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Money Management International (MMI) proudly provides nonprofit financial education and counseling to consumers struggling with debt, budgeting, housing, and student loan concerns. MMI’s services are available across the country over… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingNationwide
Morningstar Urban Development Corporation Inc.
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Morningstar Urban Development Inc., (MUDI) Mission is to empower Individuals and families by providing education, counseling, and partnerships to gain access to affordable housing, credit and community services that promote… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingAtlanta Metro
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
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National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) helps millions of people lead a more financially fit life. As the largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization in the U.S., our mission… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingNationwide
Operation Hope – GA
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Operation HOPE is a for-purpose organization working to disrupt poverty and empower inclusion for low and moderate-income youth and adults. Their focus is financial dignity and inclusion. They equip young people… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingAtlanta Metro
Project Community Connections, Inc./PCCI
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The SSVF program assist Veterans and their families only. It offers time limited crisis intervention case management and financial assistance services for veteran household that are currently homeless OR near… Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceCity of Atlanta
Rebuilding Together Atlanta
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RTA fulfills its mission through its Safe and Healthy Homes Program. Assistance is focused on the low-income senior, veteran, and people with disabilities disabled homeowners. Our method of assistance focuses… Getting Money For Your House, Home Repair and ImprovementAtlanta Metro
Resources for Residents and Communities
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RRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the community through programs designed to enrich the lives of metro Atlanta residents. Originally the Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation, RRC was founded in… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingAtlanta Metro
Salvation Army Atlanta
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The Salvation Army Financial Emergency Services Centers provide emergency and life-sustaining assistance with food, clothing, rent/mortgage, utilities, school supplies and furniture to individuals and families facing a financial crisis.Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceAtlanta Metro
St. Vincent de Paul Society Inc.
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St. Vincent de Paul Georgia offers temporary emergency assistance to those unable to meet their basic needs such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing, and medicine.Getting Money For Your House, Rent and Mortgage Payment Emergency AssistanceGeorgia
SUMMECH Community Development Corporation, Inc
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SUMMECH offers workshops and counseling for homeowners and homebuyers. Homeowner Education Programs are designed to assist clients with strategies for maximizing the benefits of homeownership. Topics include managing your finances;… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingAtlanta Metro
The Homeowners Employment Corporation
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The Homeowners Employment Corporation is a housing counseling and career services firm designed to assist homeowners in Atlanta, Georgia, in finding and maintaining employment and home retention.Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingAtlanta Metro
Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc
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The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is part of a broader, National Urban League network of 98 historic civil rights organizations throughout the United States—all dedicated to fostering economic empowerment… Credit & Financial Counseling, Education & CounselingAtlanta Metro