Homeowners have begun moving in at The Avenue at Oakland City, our first townhome community. We also celebrated the start of construction at The Trust at Oakland City, another townhome community in the Oakland City neighborhood. Construction on the first eight units at The Trust at East Lake is expected to be completed this fall.

We are thrilled to have welcomed 10 new homeowners to the Atlanta Land Trust since the start of the year. We now have 53 homes in trust, 144 under development, and 131 prospective units. Three projects under development, 885 North Eugenia Place, 1141 White Oak Avenue, and 879 White Street, present opportunities to demonstrate how multi-unit housing can seamlessly integrate into single-family neighborhoods, creating context-sensitive missing middle housing.

We are focused on growing our organizational capacity to meet the needs of our new homeowners. In February, we extended the employment of our Stewardship Coordinator, Angel Wheeler, from part-time to full-time and are in the process of hiring a Director of Finance. Ronit Hoffer, Senior Real Estate Developer with Mercy Housing Southeast, recently joined the board of directors, bringing a unique perspective as one of ALT’s first employees in 2011.

ALT’s work is made possible through the support of the public, private, and individuals. We’re grateful for the ongoing support of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the LuluMa Foundation, and the William Josef Foundation, all of which recently announced awards to ALT.

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