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: 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.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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
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