Workshops

Informing and Empowering the Community Through Our Workshops

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.

2020 Workshop Goals

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.

Workshops will 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.

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 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

Register for a Free Workshop

Register for FREE to secure your spot. Select the workshop date and register via the Eventbrite registration/RSVP link below.

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

We are working on adding new workshops. Check back soon for more information.

In the mean time, check out our revised 2020 Connecting Residents to Resources guide. This list of providers highlights available programs and resources to help ensure optimal housing options for current homeowners, renters, and those interested in living in BeltLine neighborhoods.

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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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.

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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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