Progress from the Collective Effort
HELPING MAMAS IS THE BABY SUPPLY BANK OF GEORGIA
Helping Mamas, a nonprofit providing families throughout metro Atlanta with baby supplies, has given assistance to over 55,000 children while serving over 15,000 individuals feeling the financial impacts of COVID-19. Operating with limited staff due to the pandemic, Helping Mamas offers no-contact delivery of home toolkits prepared by at-home volunteers. Those looking to get involved in support of Helping Mamas’ efforts are encouraged to fill out this contact form. To make a donation to a family in need of baby supplies, click here. Helping Mamas is also hosting a van campaign until August 13, 2020, as transportation remains a significant barrier to serving the community in a larger capacity. Those who can are encouraged to donate.
395 JAMES P. BRAWLEY ENTERS FINAL PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION
Westside Future Fund’s extensive renovation of 395 James P Brawley Dr. in English Avenue is approximately 3 months from completion. Once finished, this new community will offer 31 new units, including 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom layouts. WFF will make these apartments available through its Home on the Westside program, which prioritizes legacy residents and those with a connection to the Historic Westside. As affordability remains a crucial focus of WFF’s redevelopment work, the organization will collaborate with the City to offer a portion of the units at 395 James P. Brawley at subsidized rents via Atlanta Housing’s Homeflex rental assistance program. Individuals interested in housing opportunities through Home on the Westside can register by completing an interest form here.
507 ENGLISH AVENUE READIES TO WELCOME RESIDENTS
Renovation at 507 English Avenue is quickly approaching the finish line, as it is set to be completed by the end of August 2020. The 6 unit property offers 1-bed/1-bath layouts for future residents as well as a private green space which will feature trees provided by Trees Atlanta. Emphasizing affordability while adhering to its Home on the Westside Community Retention Guidelines, Westside Future Fund plans to accommodate mostly residents who rely on housing vouchers at the property, ensuring they pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income on rent. In addition to providing affordable housing for renters, WFF is looking to ramp up participation in the Anti-Displacement Tax Fund, helping legacy homeowners afford to stay in their homes amid rising property taxes. Homeowners are encouraged to complete this pre-registration form.