Property Masters Helps Prepare Homes for Atlanta Working Families to Purchase at a Reasonable Cost
More than 75 Property Masters employees donated their landscape and beautification expertise in June 2012, assisting NeighborWorks and Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP) in an effort to make affordable housing available to local lower-income families.
“We had an overwhelming response from our staff to participate in this worthy cause”, said Property Masters CEO Kyle Cooper of the day-long project involving three homes in the Decatur area. “We wanted to help; not just the families who will move into these homes, but the communities that will be positively impacted by the improvements and sense of neighborhood renewal,” he said.
Property Masters donated the materials and our dedicated employees volunteered their time and skills to upgrade the yards of three homes, all of which were in significant disrepair. The day was spent mowing, weeding, planting, cleaning and creating appealing landscaped outdoor spaces, just as Property Masters does every day.
ANDP and NeighborWorks, as well as Property Masters, meet a growing need to address the diminishing supply of affordable housing in the metro Atlanta region while improving the quality of Atlanta’s communities.
“We are pleased that Property Masters has joined us in our development activity, one that has become even more important since the foreclosure crisis,” said John O’Callahan, president and CEO of ANDP. “Since 2008 we’ve been focused on acquisition and rehab of single-family homes impacted by foreclosure, and the families who’ve struggled during the recession. Now more than ever is the time to redouble our efforts to help overcome the impact of difficult economic times.”
Betsy Wallace, a management consultant for NeighborWorks America’s Southern district office in Atlanta, agrees: “The mission of NeighborWorks America is to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities—a mission that has been significantly challenged by the recent housing crisis,” she said. “In our organization’s history it has never been more critical for local organizations like ANDP to connect with supporters such as Property Masters to help families and neighborhoods.”
Property Masters is eager to help on future projects with these valuable organizations!