This fall Westside Future Fund (WFF) sold homes to two residents with key ties to the historic Westside. This represents nine single-family home sales for the organization in 2023.
Nicola Jackson closed on her home in September. She has been a resident of Vine City, one of the five neighborhoods in WFF’s service footprint, for over a decade. Jackson is also a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School; her daughter is a student attending Spelman College.
“I know I’m in a better position to own a home in the neighborhood I never want to leave,” said Jackson. “My whole life is in this community and I can’t see myself elsewhere in Atlanta.”
Jackson now owns a three-bedroom, 2 bathroom home in English Avenue.
Dr. Kimberley Hundley is also a new homeowner in the English Avenue neighborhood. Like Nicola Jackson, Dr. Hundley has lived on the Westside for over a decade in the Atlanta University Center community. She is a Clark Atlanta University alum and also works at City of Refuge’s House of Cherith as a behavioral health specialist.
“I think having my home here in the community gives me a bigger investment in where I work, what I do, and how I provide care to clients,” said Hundley in an interview with City of Refuge. “If I’m going to be working with you and walking with you on your journey for healing, and I live in the same way you do, it’s more of an intimate relationship.”
Dr. Jackson now owns a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom home.
Learn more about how you can support Home on the Westside through WFF’s capital campaign Our Next Chapter.