Business & Finance House & Home Local Governmet 

Affordable Housing Units for Legacy Renters

ATLANTA , February 2, 2018 – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced today another step forward in mitigating the displacement of legacy renters in Atlanta’s Historic Westside, one of the City’s most vulnerable communities. In support of her $1 billion public-private Affordable Housing Initiative, Mayor Bottoms, with the Westside Future Fund (WFF), announced that 51 new and soon-to-be renovated housing units will be available to legacy renters, particularly those who are most at-risk and currently underserved in the market – such as senior citizens on fixed-incomes and full-time low wage earners.…

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Business & Finance Culture 

Common Purpose: Basis for Social Contract

By Reginald D. Maisonneuve The measure of a society’s success is not gross domestic product (GDP) or the level of its stock indices.   It is in the fulfillment of its peoples potential as individuals and collectively as families, communities and as a nation. Sadly, we don’t measure how effectively society nurtures, liberates and achieves it.   We can and should. Poverty, crime, incarceration rates, homelessness, drop-out rates, the incidence of disease, un and under-employment, pollution levels, economic and educational inequality are among measures of a society’s falling short of its potential…

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Business & Finance Community Vine City 

CEOs Come Together to Show Commitment to Westside

On Wednesday, January 17, a group of nearly 30 CEOs and civic leaders came together on Atlanta’s Westside to discuss how they can help restore and uplift the historic community. The setting? Chick-fil-A’s new restaurant on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard in Vine City. As Chick-fil-A’s first Westside location, the structure signals both a continued revitalization of the corridor as well as an outward expression of Chick-fil-A’s ongoing commitment to the children and families in the surrounding neighborhoods. Chick-fil-A at Vine City has already provided 90 jobs, with 70 percent of those going…

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Introducing Mason Wright A 10 Year Old Entrepreneur

Lillian Thomas: Mason’s Super Dogs introduce yourself and tell me your name and what business are you in? Mason : My name is Mason Wright, of Mason’s Super Dogs. I’m 11 years old, and I run my own business. I’m the founder, owner, [and] CEO of that business, as well. Lillian Thomas: : You’ve been doing it for a year, so you started when you were 10 years old? Lillian Thomas: So, where was the cart purchased from? Mason: Well, we purchased it from online Lillian Thomas: Right. Mason:  I saved up for months…

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Business & Finance 

Home Owner Empowerment Workshops

By John Becker, Communications Coordinator, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership In the Fall of 2016, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and HomePlace Consulting teamed up to provide a series of free homeowner empowerment workshops. The workshops were designed to make sure existing homeowners in Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods are equipped to take advantage of available resources to stay in their homes, or knowledgeably evaluate opportunities if they are considering selling. Led by home ownership consultant Tia McCoy, the FREE 2-hour community workshops provide information on: ·        Resources available to help homeowners stay in their…

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Business & Finance 

You Can Buy a House for $350

By Jesse Phillips Jesse has lived in English Ave for 4 years. He got married and bought a house last year. He owns a business selling calendars at NeuYear.net. Right now is a GREAT time to stop renting and buy a house! When you rent a home you give your hard earned money away to someone who can kick you out anytime and usually doesn’t take care of the place. The benefits of buying are huge: 1) There is up to $80,000 available as down payment asisstance if you buy…

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