We hope you are registered to vote and have created a plan for voting on or before November 3. On the general election ballot this year is the Community Land Trust (CLT) Homestead Exemption Referendum which will create a property tax exemption for CLT homeowners in the city of Atlanta, making homeownership more affordable for low-income families.

ALT is excited to introduce our new Development Manager, Geoffrey Martin. Geoffrey will provide needed support to execute projects in ALT’s development pipeline, including 1091 Tucker Avenue, and grow our portfolio of permanently affordable units. In September we also welcomed three new members to the ALT Board of Directors. Sule Carpenter, Andy Schneggenburger and Karim Shariff joined the ALT board of Directors as nonprofit, neighborhood and public-private sector representatives, respectively.

Over the past several months, ALT has sold both West Atlanta Preservation Initiative homes and three of the homes available in the neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This work was recently highlighted in a report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and an article in Land Lines Magazine. Five additional homes are under development in Pittsburgh and one home will be available by year-end in the Grove Park community. Eight homes coming soon to Atlanta’s westside were recently featured in the Westside Virtual Open House (password tbW3&6v5).

ALT remains committed to advancing racial equity through our work and will do our part to dismantle the racist systems that have locked Black people out of homeownership for hundreds of years. Our recently completed Strategic Plan will help us do this.

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