Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

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Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has operated in metro Atlanta for more than 30 years. We provide safe, permanent affordable housing, employment, financial assistance, and comprehensive social services to help over 650 struggling individuals each year address the root causes of homelessness/poverty and pave the way for a brighter future.

Our three programs:

  • Homeless Services Program: Initiative provides eligible homeless women with children with agency-owned housing for up to 24 months and intensive professional case management to aid in the transition into permanent housing and employment.
  • Affordable Housing Program: Initiative owns and operates 355 apartment units in four complexes rented at affordable rates to families and seniors to help ease the critical shortage of affordable housing in metro Atlanta.
  • re:loom—weaving a better life: Initiative founded re:loom in 2009 as a low-barrier employment program for clients in our homeless services program, refugees from the nearby Clarkston community, and other area residents in need. Employees are trained to weave on traditional floor looms, using donated fabrics to produce new home décor and fashion items for retail sale and are provided full-time, paid employment with benefits.

Initiative depends entirely on private donations to support our work with homeless families. Your donations have an immediate impact on the lives of families in need and help them build the foundation for permanent self-sufficiency. 

Online donations to Initiative can be made year-round right here on the GAgives platform. Click here for other ways to give to Initiative.

We also welcome volunteers! Please contact Len Al Haas, Interim Executive Director, at to learn how you or your group can get involved.

On behalf of those we serve, thank you in advance for your generous support!



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Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc.

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Environment Children & Family Emergencies


PO Box 885
Scottdale, GA 30079


404 299 9979

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