People & Places 2017 Discount for Georgia ACT Members

Georgia ACT members can receive $100 off the early-bird registration rate for People & Places 2017, which lifts local solutions to a national stage. It’s a great opportunity to connect with placemakers from different regions, cultures, and national networks. View the content outline to see how the themes and content relate to your 2017 goals. You’ll connect…

Recap: Let’s Talk Housing

National experts from the Housing Trust Fund Project of the Center for Community Change conducted a half-day communications training in Atlanta on November 1. Trainers Katy Heins and Michael Anderson provided insight learned from decades of research about the effectiveness of values based messaging and presented examples of how aligned messages and messengers have been…

Press Release: Fifth Third’s $30 Billion Community Development Plan

Community Organizations Celebrate Fifth Third Bank’s   $30 Billion Community Development Plan Atlanta, Ga. – Georgia Advancing Communities Together, Inc. commends the $30 billion Community Development Plan announced by Fifth Third Bank today. The Plan was developed in an agreement between Fifth Third and members and allies of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), which…

Atlanta Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge

Enterprise Community Partners, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and Georgia ACT have launched the Atlanta Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge. The Preservation Challenge is an idea competition to generate innovative, implementable proposals that will help preserve affordable housing in the Atlanta region and throughout Georgia’s urban centers. This competition is open to all stakeholders with…

Feds to Audit Foreclosure Aid Program in Atlanta Area

From AJC.com – A watchdog arm of the Treasury Department announced plans to audit the implementation of a federal program created to aid homeowners struggling with their mortgages in Georgia, with an eye toward determining whether minority neighborhoods have been properly served. The federal watchdog said it will hone in on three Atlanta-area counties — DeKalb, Fulton and Clayton…