Your Rights as a Renter and How to Find Help When You Need It Fast

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is partnering with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and The Ke’nekt to host Your Rights as a Renter and How to Find Help When You Need It Fast. In this free home empowerment workshop, an Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation attorney will provide an overview of tenant’s rights in Georgia with the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces 2020 Free Home Empowerment Workshop Series

Support From Two New Sponsors Funds Twice the Number of Workshops Offered in 2019 Through its Empower programming, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) works to understand the challenges to equitable health, housing and economic opportunity that impact residents of Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods — connecting those residents with partners and resources that can empower those who call … Continue Reading →

A group of Atlanta city officials and housing leaders, including Atlanta Mayor Bottoms, cut a ribbon in front of the new senior housing development.

Adair Court opens with new mixed-income senior housing on the Atlanta BeltLine

Seniors in the Adair Park neighborhood of southwest Atlanta now have access to a new mixed-income rental community near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail following the highly awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony of Adair Court on November 15, 2019. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, along with Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Christopher Nunn, Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce … Continue Reading →

From left to right: Panel moderator Rohit Malhotra, Odetta MacLeish-White, Brian P. McGowan, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Commissioner Tim Keane, and Brandon Riddick-Seals. Photo: John Becker

An Evening on Equity – Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing

The Atlanta BeltLine’s second Quarterly Briefing (QB) of 2018 drew a crowd of more than 300 people to Friendship Baptist Church in what was the largest QB in Atlanta BeltLine history. The meeting included updates on the programs and progress of the comprehensive project. The main event of the evening, however, was a moderated panel … Continue Reading →

Connecting Residents to Workforce Opportunities

By David A. Jackson, Deputy Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership A key part of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s (ABP) mission is to empower residents in BeltLine neighborhoods in the areas of health, housing and economic opportunity. Strategically, we recruit, convene and align partners around these issues to help the Atlanta BeltLine’s benefits flow to residents … Continue Reading →

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Announce Acquisition of Railroad Corridor for Southside Trail

$26 million purchase funded by TSPLOST represents single-largest remaining land acquisition for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. ATLANTA – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms today announced that the City of Atlanta has acquired the railroad corridor needed to complete the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside Trail, connecting the Eastside and Westside Trails for approximately 14 contiguous miles of the Atlanta … Continue Reading →

A "Welcome Home" ceremony was held for residents of Stanton Oaks, formerly Boynton Village. Photo: Erin Sintos.

The Power of “We” Part 5

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is promoting solutions to Atlanta’s affordable housing needs via a series of articles from our public, private, philanthropic, nonprofit, and community partners who –  through “The Power of We” – can help define a coordinated set of policies, programs, and resources that build and preserve affordable living opportunities for all. Recently, Enterprise Community Partners discussed the … Continue Reading →

The Power of “We” (Part 4)

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is elevating solutions to Atlanta’s affordable housing needs via a series of articles from our public, private, philanthropic, nonprofit, and community partners who – through “The Power of We” – can help define a coordinated set of policies, programs and resources that build and preserve affordable living opportunities for all.  Last month, Georgia ACT … Continue Reading →

The Power of “We” (Part 3)

The following appeared originally as a Saporta Report Thought Leadership column on May 16, 2017. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is elevating solutions to Atlanta’s affordable housing needs via a series of articles from our public, private, philanthropic, nonprofit, and community partners who – through “The Power of We” – can help define a coordinated set … Continue Reading →

The Power of “We” (Part 2)

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is elevating solutions to Atlanta’s affordable housing needs via a series of articles from our public, private, philanthropic, non-profit, and community partners who – through “The Power of We” – can help define a coordinated set of policies, programs and resources that build and preserve affordable living opportunities for all.  This … Continue Reading →

The Power of “We”

The following article first appeared as a Saporta Report Thought Leadership column on March 21, 2017. By Rob Brawner, Executive Director and David A. Jackson, Deputy Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership We are grappling as a city with the issue of affordable housing. The most powerful word in that sentence is “we.” As Atlanta wrestles … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces First Free Homeowner Empowerment Workshop of 2017

Workshops are Designed to Help Residents in Atlanta BeltLine Neighborhoods Make Informed Home Ownership Choices The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP), Home Place Consulting and Citizens Trust Bank are partnering to provide a series of free homeowner empowerment workshops for residents in neighborhoods along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail and other communities. The initial workshop is … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine materials on display at the left of this image at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's "By the People: Designing a Better America." Photo: Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution

Atlanta BeltLine Included in Exhibit on Socially Responsible Design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is currently presenting the third exhibit in its series on socially responsible design. “By the People, Designing a Better America” explores the challenges faced by urban, suburban, and rural communities in the U.S. and its bordering countries. It is on view through February 26, 2017. Divided into six themes, the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership: 2016 Year in Review

As part of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s ongoing efforts to educate the public about the Atlanta BeltLine project and engage the public through our programming, we hope you will enjoy this recap of 2016. For more information about Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s implementation activities, please check out their 2016 year in review recap. 2016 was a … Continue Reading →

Affordable Housing – The Challenge and the Opportunity

By David A. Jackson, Deputy Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership This article appeared originally as a Thought Leadership column in the Saporta Report on December 20, 2016. As the new deputy executive director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, I am excited to join the team whose mission is to Enable the Atlanta BeltLine project and to … Continue Reading →

David A. Jackson Joins Atlanta BeltLine Partnership as Deputy Executive Director

ATLANTA (November 30, 2016) – David A. Jackson has been named Deputy Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Jackson, who most recently served as Visiting Community and Economic Development Advisor for Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to secure private, corporate, and philanthropic … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Hosts Free Homeowner Workshop to Standing Room Only Crowd

Two Remaining Workshops Have Reached Capacity A group of close to 40 met at the Southwest Atlanta Community Empowerment Center in Capitol View on Monday, October 17 to attend the first of three free homeowner education workshops hosted by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.  The workshops are designed to ensure that existing homeowners in Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces Westside Homeowner Education Workshops

Free Workshops Will Focus on Empowering Residents in Atlanta BeltLine Neighborhoods to Make Informed Home Ownership Choices The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Home Place Consulting are partnering to provide a series of homeowner education workshops for residents in communities along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. The workshops are designed to ensure existing homeowners in Atlanta … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine Needs You – Now More Than Ever

By Rob Brawner, Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership This article originally appeared in the Thought Leadership column of the Saporta Report on August 2, 2016. Rob Brawner was recently named Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the nonprofit organization that was created in 2005 at the behest of then-Mayor Shirley Franklin to galvanize Atlanta’s … Continue Reading →

APD Path Force Unit Precinct Opens on Atlanta BeltLine

New precinct located on Atlanta BeltLine and stationed out of the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed led the grand opening of the new Atlanta Police Department Path Force Unit Precinct this morning with local elected officials, leadership from the Atlanta BeltLine, Invest Atlanta and other public and private partners. The new precinct … Continue Reading →

Last Chance to Live at Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing!

Time is running out to purchase the few remaining 2 bedroom/2 bathroom homes in the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing with $64,800 in down payment assistance!! City of Atlanta teachers, fire fighters, and police officers receive even more in down payment assistance – up to $100,000 off of the purchase price of a home! Could this be … Continue Reading →