Thanks to the amazing support we receive each year on Georgia Gives Day, the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) has been able to expand our redevelopment efforts throughout Atlanta. Since its inception, ANDP has impacted over 11,000 units of housing, invested over $40 million in affordable housing and community facilities, and worked to empower resident leaders across the region
In the midst of change, ANDP is committed to the creation and preservation of mixed-income communities. The following are highlights from this year’s most impactful projects:
Helping find a place called home
In 2008, ANDP began rehabilitating previously foreclosed single-familly homes in response to the region’s foreclosure crisis. Since then, we have rehabilitated and resold over 500 homes throughout the region. Last year, ANDP helped Vietnam Vet Early purchase a home in Decatur for his children and grandchildren. ANDP’s single family program not only encourages investment in distressed neighborhoods, but also creates homeownership and wealth-building opportunities for LMI families and veterans. As Early says, “when you pay rent, you are paying for someone else’s future. When you pay a mortgage, you’re paying for your own!”
Bringing neighbors together
Beginning in 2015, ANDP launched a community leadership initiative to complement its single-family rehab work and further bolster metro neighborhoods heavily impacted by the housing crisis. As part of this initiative, we are assembling teams, on an annual basis, of highly qualified neighborhood leaders representing communities struggling with high rates of negative equity, declining homeownership rates, blight and vacancies. Last year, we hosted our second Neighbors Together event, engaging over 100 residents in a community-led training event focused on neighborhood safety.
Strengthening communities through education
This year, the ANDP Loan Fund invested $600,000 in Sheltering Arms, a 129-year old leader in early childhood education serving 3,400 children and their families in the Atlanta metro region. Our support enabled the organization to construct a new 26,600 square foot center which serves 180 children annually from 6 weeks to PreK and boasts 14 classrooms.
Investing in future generations
Over the past two years, ANDP has expanded childhood and family services at our Delowe Village Apartment complex, an affordable housing community in East Point. Delowe Village is home to over 60 children, many of which come from extremely low-income families. In the summer of 2016, ANDP and volunteers built a brand new, state of the art playground for resident children. This year, we have partnered with East Point Parks and Recreation to offer an afterschool program complete with a library nook and computer center.
Every dollar helps
To help us continue to expand our programming and meet the needs of metro Atlanta, we ask that you consider donating to ANDP this Georgia Gives day, Tuesday, November 28th
. We had an outstanding campaign last year, exceeded our goal, and gained over 25 new donors in celebration of our 25th
anniversary. This year, we aim to raise $7,500 - simply click the donate below!
Every dollar helps us reach our goal and serve more metro Atlanta families, so please share information about the campaign with your social media networks and follow our Georgia Gives Day efforts on our Facebook and Twitter pages on November 28th
. We appreciate your ongoing support and partnership!
ANDP is a private, non-profit organization created in 1991 to promote, create and preserve affordable housing through direct development, lending, policy research and advocacy that result in the equitable distribution of affordable housing throughout the metropolitan Atlanta region. ANDP is a chartered member of NeighborWorks®, a nationwide network of more than 240 trained and certified community development organizations at work in nearly 4,000 communities across America. Working in partnership with others, NeighborWorks® organizations are leaders in revitalizing communities and creating affordable housing opportunities for low-and moderate-income families.
Learn more about ANDP at www.andpi.org and www.andphomes.org.