In The News: The Villages of East Lake reopen after renovations
Atlanta, GA — The East Lake Foundation, along with Atlanta Housing, Invest Atlanta and Columbia Residential celebrated the grand reopening of the Villages of East Lake on Monday, May 9. The project included the preservation and renovation of the historic mixed-income community.
The event on Monday included a ribbon cutting ceremony with remarks from Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens; Christopher Nunn, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Community Affairs; Eugene Jones, Jr., president & CEO, Atlanta Housing; Josie Braziel, resident of The Villages of East Lake; Jenna Kelly, group regional vice president – Georgia, Truist Bank; Catherine Woodling, deputy executive director, East Lake Foundation; and Shannon Heath-Longino, former resident, community advocate and senior vice president, Truist Community Capital, according to a press release.
This financial transaction and subsequent renovation represents one of the largest preservations of affordable housing in Georgia and is an integral part of East Lake Foundation’s mission and continued holistic revitalization of the East Lake community. This partnership between the city of Atlanta, East Lake Foundation, Atlanta Housing, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Truist Bank, and Columbia Residential has positioned this property for long-term operational and financial sustainability.
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