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.

Register for a Free Workshop

Register for FREE to secure your spot. Select the workshop title to get more event and registration details. (If no workshops are listed, check back as additional workshop will be posted here as they become available.)

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

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Workshop Initiative Overview

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.

Home empowerment workshops provide resources for home owners and renters. 2020 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 Society and Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Appeal an Unfair Tax Assessment to lower and freeze your property taxes in partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid Society
  • How to Buy a Home and decide of homeownership is right for you in partnership with SUMMECH Community Development and Atlanta Land Trust
Resources

Resources for Our Community

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

TitleDescriptionType
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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