We want to see the Westside thrive
Westside Future Fund (WFF) created the Home on the Westside program as part of our commitment to community retention. The program is in alignment with the Westside Land Use Framework Plan, developed to ensure that long-time residents can benefit from revitalization efforts in the historic community.
In collaboration with the City of Atlanta under the leadership of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, 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.
Quality, affordable housing is one of the four impact strategies — including cradle-to-career education, safety and security, and community health and wellness — that we are supporting to fulfill this vision for current and future generations. Learn more
HOME ON THE WESTSIDE SERVICES
ANTI-DISPLACEMENT TAX FUND FOR LEGACY HOMEOWNERS: Westside Future Fund is committed to helping qualified legacy homeowners gain relief from increases in their existing property taxes through the philanthropy-supported Anti-Displacement Tax Fund (ADTF). Learn more.
How to Apply
Are you interested in applying for the Home on the Westside program? Home is closer than you think.
Complete a simple Home on the Westside questionnaire to let us know which services interest you. Once we get your completed questionnaire, a resident engagement specialist will contact you to discuss your application.
Whether you are interested in buying or renting, contact us to find out how we can help you find your home on the Westside.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 470-377-1696
- Westside Future Fund Leasing office: Villas at the Dome in Vine City (515 Rhodes Street NW); Hours: 9AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
We are deeply committed to community retention
About the Home on the Westside Community Guidelines: The WFF board of directors adopted community retention guidelines for families living within WFF’s geographic footprint, which touches the English Avenue, Vine City, Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, Booker T. Washington and Just Us neighborhoods.
The guidelines specify that priority for Home on the Westside’s for-sale and rental residences, on property assembled by WFF, is for families with historic connections to these neighborhoods. The guidelines address the following criteria:
- Residency: Families and individuals who live within WFF’s geographic footprint. Applications from current residents will receive the highest priority for Home on the Westside properties
- Affiliations with designated organizations or institutions within WFF’s geographic footprint: Individuals currently working in WFF target neighborhoods, especially teachers, first responders, and nonprofit employees; Atlanta Public Schools Washington Cluster families; graduates of the Atlanta University Center member institutions; Booker T. Washington High School alumni
- Families with children: Must have at least one child that is younger than 18 years old
- Cost burdened: People who are currently spend 50% or more of their net income on housing
We’re helping ensure deeper affordability for Westside residents via public-private partnerships
We are grateful for our partnership with the City of Atlanta, under the leadership of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her One Atlanta vision. To date, WFF has received $6 million in free land, vacant buildings and HomeFlex rental assistance from Invest Atlanta and Atlanta Housing. This critical support will enable us to deliver deeper affordability for Westside residents through the Home on the Westside program.
Other partners advancing the initiative include the Atlanta Police Foundation, On the Rise Financial Center, CHRIS 180, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Pulte and Quest Community Development Organization.
Thank you to all our partners.