Workshops

Informing and Empowering the Community Through Our Workshops

Thanks to generous funding from Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Annie E. Casey Foundation 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 help renters understand their rights as tenants and how those who rent currently can best prepare themselves to move toward homeownership.

Our 2021 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, Grove Park Foundation, House Proud, and SUMMECH Community Development.


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The Fix That! Home Repair Series

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership – and partners – are excited to announce we have confirmed dates for our first four 2021 Fix That! Home Empowerment Workshops. Last year’s free virtual Fix That! workshops – covering topics like basic tool use, how to maintain your HVAC system and how to make simple plumbing repairs – was our most popular series ever. Here’s what we have in store for you this year.


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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Evictions Protection Workshop

This is a recording of a virtual evictions protection workshop conducted by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation on March 10, 2021. Our 2021 Home Empowerment Workshops are made possible by generous support from Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Lower My Taxes: Filing for Your Homestead Exemption

This is a recording of the home empowerment workshop Lower My Taxes: Filing for the Homestead Exemption put on by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Legal Aid, and Grove Park Foundation on February 24, 2021. Thanks to Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation for their support of our 2021 home empowerment workshops.

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Property Tax Assistance for Legacy Homeowners

With mounting concerns that revitalization could drive up home appraisals, property appreciation, and higher property taxes, the Legacy Resident Retention Program is a resource for current homeowners to cover the cost of increases in property taxes to prevent displacement. It operates as a grant and does not require participants to pay back any funds received.

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Fix That! Home Repair Workshops: Winterizing Your Home

This is a recording is eight of our eight Fix That! Home Repair workshops. The workshop was a collaboration between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Toolbank, Atlanta Land Trust, HouseProud Atlanta, and Southface Institute. 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 Workshops: HVAC System Basics

This is a recording of the seventh of our eight Fix That! Home Repair workshops. The workshop was a collaboration between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Toolbank, Atlanta Land Trust, HouseProud Atlanta, and KMC Heating & Cooling. 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 Workshops: Preventive Home Safety

This is a recording of the sixth of our eight Fix That! Home Repair workshops. The workshop was a collaboration between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Toolbank, Atlanta Land Trust, HouseProud Atlanta, and Kidde Home Safety. 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 Workshops: Electrical Safety

This is a recording of the fifth of our eight Fix That! Home Repair workshops. The workshop was a collaboration between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta Toolbank, Atlanta Land Trust, HouseProud Atlanta, HOTS Electrical, and Choate Construction. 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 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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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.

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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