Street Level Provides a Different View of Atlanta Gentrification

Ideas and Issues

Atlanta   Visiting families involved with contract for deed agreements with big companies like Harbour Portfolio Advisers, Vision Property Management, and SG Capital in Atlanta turns out to be a much, much different experience than similar doors I’ve hit in recent months in Pittsburgh, Akron, Youngstown, and Detroit. The song is still basically the same, but …

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Property Tax Delinquency Auctions as Ghetto Creators and People Removers

ACORN ACORN International Citizen Wealth Community Organizing Financial Justice

Atlanta  Two of the most heartbreaking and moving injustices we stumbled on when the ACORN Home Savers Campaign teams were doorknocking families in contract buying agreements in Detroit involved property tax delinquency auctions. It was a scam facilitated directly by the Wayne County Treasurer’s office and other government officials. The easiest case for me to …

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