Do you know any Middle Schoolers (rising 6- rising 8)?

Your child should be in this cool FREE program!!
Project LEAFF
May 31-June 30, from 8:30-12:30 daily
Again, the program is free and provides breakfast/lunch and transportation from your child’s ‘zoned middle school’ (i.e. in West End that would be Brown Middle School.)
Curriculum is more enriched, focus being on ELA, Math, Robotics, and Culinary Arts.
The ELA and math are embedded in the cooking and robotics classes.
The program is located in Kennedy Middle School.
Contact Shari McEachern at 404-502-2229 for more details.

Ashview Heights-have it all, for under 100K!

Last week  I had the pleasure of a walking tour in Ashview Heights. I stumbled on some really great deals – along with a few horrendous code violations, but even in the midst of them I was able to see what so many of you are missing out on.

I decided my next investment would be into this community. With homes going for as little as 6K, I can’t go wrong! Not to mention the newly re-established neighborhood association diligently working hard to put this community back on the map- Ashview Heights is my next “win-win” location.

Here’s a home with great potential:

Beckwith Street, new construction 4bed/ 3bath list price $85K

Bechwith StreetBeckwithLivingroom

Earth Day Beltline Clean Up

Beltline Clean up in West End and Westview with Councilmember Cleta Winslow

April 16, 2011, 8 AM—Noon

Meet at Kroger Citi Center

590 Cascade Ave., SW

(404) 330-6047

In partnership with:

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. * Atlanta BeltLine Partnership * Keep Atlanta Beautiful* Trees Atlanta * Park Pride * Atlanta Community Tool Bank Greenplate * Republic Services * Historic West End * Westview * NPU-T

Westview Clean-up!

Hi friends and neighbors,
 
It is time for our next neighborhood event – our annual Fall clean-up!!  On November 6, we will once again partner with KIPP STRIVE Academy to pick up debris around our neighborhood.  We will have over 100 students and parents of KIPP coming out to clean-up our neighborhood, we definitley want to have as many neighbors as possible to join them.  Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the staff of KIPP.  We will focus on the streets listed below.  Last year we saw that focusing on a few streets had a dramatic impact in one area.  In the spring we will host a clean-up for another section of Westview. 
 
Special thanks to neighbor Ken Carey for planning this entire event!
 
We need your neighborly help!  Here is how and when to help:
 
When: November 6, 8:30 – 11:30 am
  
Where: KIPP STRIVE School, 1444 Lucile Avenue
 
How to Help:
 – volunteer to cut a lawn of a vacant house  – really needed!
 – drive a pick-up truck (for heavy trash)  – really needed!
 – Bring rakes, dust pans, and leaf bags
 – tell your neighbors – really needed!
 – Bring heavy duty gloves
 – Bring clippers to trim lawns of vacant houses
 – donate trash bags and/or gloves
– help setup lunch at the school; no clean-up required 🙂
 
 Streets as part of this clean-up:
– Derry Ave
– Emerald Ave
– Westmeath Drive
– West Ontario Ave
– East Ontario Ave
– Stokes Ave
– Willard Ave
 
Best, 
Ayana

October is “Fall into Homeownership” Month

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Development Authority (ADA) is partnering with the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) and HomeFree-USA during the month of October for “Fall into Homeownership” Month. Buyers who meet all eligibility requirements and obtain lender loan approval may qualify to receive down payment assistance from ADA and AHA. ADA has $25 million in first-mortgage capital in addition to several programs designed to help assist in-town buyers with down payment and closing costs.

 

Based on the geographic location of the property to be purchased, the ADA downpayment assistance can be used in conjunction with the AHA downpayment assistance. By combining these programs, buyers who qualify may be eligible to receive up to $40,000 in downpayment assistance. A series of events is scheduled for the month of October that will teach interested homeowners about the downpayment assistance programs available to them and highlight the housing developments that are eligible for homeownership incentives.

 

While the maximum household income limit can be as high as $82,000, the average household income of a program participant is $46,600. The average sales price of a home is $157,880.

 Schedule of Fall into Homeownership Month events:

October 30        

Fall Into Homeownership Celebration

Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:  TBD
RSVP by calling 404.614.8306  on or after October 17
Network with ADA, AHA, and City of Atlanta developers, lenders, realtors and homebuyer education providers.