This month Westside Future Fund (WFF) celebrated its first Home on the Westside resident who has lived in a WFF-owned multifamily property becoming a homeowner. Broderick Thompson-Smith first joined Home on the Westside in December 2019, living at WFF’s multifamily property Villas at the Dome. As a devoted father of four, Thompson-Smith wanted to find a home on the Westside for him and his family.
“It’s surreal to me that I’ve actually been able to do this, ” said Thompson-Smith at his home closing earlier this month. “From working on my credit score, saving, and going through the process [WFF’s Home on the Westside program] it’s been possible. I hope that others who hear my story know they can do this too.”
Thompson-Smith has been part of the fabric of Atlanta, especially its entertainment scene. He’s an accomplished producer, producing the D4L song “Laffy Taffy”, which was certified platinum three times by the Recording Industry Association of America. Today, he uses his creative passion to help youth and is the founder of Music Without Limits, a program that empowers youth ages 12-24 to create their own music and films. His program is based inside the At-Promise Centers throughout Atlanta.
About Home on the Westside
Westside Future Fund (WFF) created the Home on the Westside program as part of the organization’s commitment to community retention, working to ensure that long-time residents can benefit from revitalization efforts in the historic community.
In collaboration with the City of Atlanta, and the support of philanthropic, corporate, and community partners, we want to provide safe, quality housing that is attainable for all residents.
Our vision is to cultivate a community Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud to call home. We want to see a thriving Westside where all residents can live long, healthy lives.
Hear more from our Home on the Westside residents in their own words.