Invest Atlanta Heavily Promotes Homeownership Incentives in October

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Invest Atlanta’s Homeownership group was busy throughout the month of October briefing attendees of four Atlanta community events about available Down Payment Assistance incentives for home ownership and renovation.

On October 8 at the Lifecycle Building Center (LBC), more than 60 prospective homebuyers attended the HOUSE RULES Home Renovation Education Workshop to learn about the 203K renovation loan that is offered through Invest Atlanta’s lending partner, NFM Lending. The loan instrument allows a borrower to finance both the purchase and renovation of a property. It’s an extension of Invest Atlanta’s ATL Home Renovation Advantage Incentive Program, which provides an affordable way for people to purchase a property and transform it into their dream home. LBC taught attendees about the most effective ways to repurpose home building materials, and opened up its large warehouse for people to shop for items to use in their renovations projects. In addition, Van Hardimon of Hardimon Construction spoke about the renovation process and how it aligns with Invest Atlanta’s incentives.

The following Saturday, the Invest Atlanta team presented to a multicultural audience of more than 250 people at the second annual Atlanta Soccer Festival. The event was hosted by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and local non-profit Soccer in the Streets. Besides learning soccer skills and participating in friendly pick-up games, festival attendees had the opportunity to visit Invest Atlanta’s information booth to learn about IA’s homeownership incentives. The Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta United FC, the city’s new professional soccer team, also participated in the event.

The Homeownership Group then took their message to more than 150 people on Saturday, October 22 at HOPE Inside Atlanta, Operation HOPE’s monthly workshop on homeownership, money management, budget, and credit-score improvement. Homebuyers learned about the home buying process as well as IA incentives. Attendees at the event, held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, were particularly interested in opportunities to obtain affordable housing along the BeltLine.

And to close out a very busy month, the Homeownership group set up shop at Atlanta Streets Alive along a temporarily closed a 2.7-mile stretch of Peachtree Street. There they showcased Invest Atlanta’s homeownership programs and incentives to thousands of passing pedestrians and cyclists who filled the street that day.