Atlanta Fuller Center Legacy Build 2010 – Project Dedications – Sept 11th, 2010

Posted on September 2, 2010 by

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta

Dedicating 6 Homes in the Lakewood Heights Community

Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM (EST)

Meet at 10 Gould Street, Atlanta, GA 30315

Atlanta Fuller Center Legacy Build 2010 - Millard Fuller(Atlanta, GA) September 11th 2010 will be remembered as a Day of Celebration in Atlanta’s Lakewood Community when six families walk into homes that were once abandoned or in dire need of major renovation. This work is part of The Atlanta Fuller Center for Housing’s five year commitment to revitalization and stabilization of Lakewood.

In a time where our state and nation has seen record number of foreclosures, The Atlanta Fuller Center for Housing, with the help of volunteers, and funds from ACORA a Community Renewal grant from the City of Atlanta, shows us that there is still hope and a need to continue to address the housing needs of low-income families. The group purchased an abandoned house and did a complete makeover using Green building materials and technology for the “new” home of Trina Kinson and her daughters who worked side by side with volunteers. This home was done using EarthCraft House standards and is the first known GREEN Certified Renovation completed by volunteers.  The other five houses also received major renovation and will allow the families to enjoy more comfortable living conditions. Kimberly Lacey of HGTV stepped in as a volunteer and donated her expertise to design and landscaping for the six homes.

The dedication is part of The Millard Fuller Legacy Build where 100 homes will be dedicated around the world in honor of the late Millard Fuller, co-founder of Habitat for Humanity and The Fuller Center for Housing.

The Atlanta Fuller Center for Housing has begun exterior makeovers for homes on Oak Knoll Terrace as part of their second phase of their five-year plan to transform the Lakewood

Atlanta Community Renewal CORA, Charitable Connections, Sustainable Lakewood, Lakewood Heights Civic Association, Central Congregational Church (ATL), and The Home Depot provided support to this project with funding, volunteer labor, and in-kind donations. Atlanta REIA was proud to volunteer this summer to support this very worthy cause.

About The Atlanta Fuller Center for Housing:

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta, faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals, organizations, corporations, and religious groups of all faiths in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need in the Greater Atlanta Area.

Additional Media data sources:

Point of Contact:

Mark Galey

(404) 867-3258

Leave a Reply