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.


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.)

The Fix That! Home Repair Series Workshops

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 Series: Start a Toolbox & Tool Use Basics (1 of 8)

    Join us for the first workshop in the series which will help you learn how to start your own toolbox and provide basic tips for tool usage from CJ Clark, Facility and Training Manager for the Atlanta Community ToolBank.

    September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Fix That! Home Repair Series: Drywall Repair (2 of 8)

    Join us for the second workshop in the series featuring instruction on making basic drywall repairs around your home. Your instructor will be CJ Clark, Facility and Training Manager for the Atlanta Community ToolBank.

    September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Fix That! Home Repair Workshop: Plumbing Basics (3 of 8)

    Join us for the third workshop in the series to learn more about your toilet, how to unclog anything, and even more great plumbing tips. Chat with an expert from Heads Plumbing to get answers to all your plumbing questions. Twenty of our guests will be entered to win a FREE gift bucket full of your cleaning and plumbing favorites! You must register and be present to win. Details on how to receive the toolbox will be provided after the workshop.

    October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Fix That! Home Repair Workshop: Water Safety and Conservation (4 of 8)

    Join us for our fourth workshop where you will learn how to keep water away from your home and ways you can conserve the water you use. An expert will be on hand to answer all your questions.

    October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Fix That! Home Repair Workshop: Electrical Safety (5 of 8)

    Join us for the fifth workshop in our series to learn best practices for electrical safety around the home and get all your question answered by our expert electrician.

    November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Fix That! Home Repair Workshop: Preventive Home Safety (6 of 8)

    Join us for our sixth workshop where you will learn how to implement a variety of preventive home safety measures. Covered topics will include proper use of fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and more. Have a chance to chat with an expert from safety product manufacturer Kiddie.

    November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • 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 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!

    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.

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.

Videos
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.

Videos
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.

External Website, Videos
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.

Videos
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