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Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab Program Helps Seniors Stay in Their Homes

The Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab (OOR) program has helped Mr. Robert Fisher, along with many seniors throughout the City of Atlanta, stay in their homes and avoid displacement.

Mr. Fisher has lived in his house in East Atlanta for more than 45 years. His daughter Jacqueline told him about Heritage OOR, and with the funds he received, program managers from the National Property Institute made important repairs to his home. These included upgrades to his heating and air conditioning systems, a new coat of paint on the house, and the trimming of trees on his property.

Asked if he’d recommend the program to his friends and neighbors, Mr. Fisher said, “Of course I would.”

“I think it’s a good idea,” he said. “And I appreciate it.”

Through Heritage OOR, residents receive forgivable loans to make critical health and safety repairs on their homes. Senior households aged 55+, military veterans, disabled head of households, and those that have been in their homes for 15+ years have priority in the program.

“I think it’s a beneficial program for people that plan to stay in their homes,” his daughter said. “It’s worthwhile, especially if you’ve got many things you want to have repaired and you’re on a fixed income, you can’t afford to get it done yourself. So it’s beneficial, very beneficial.”

For additional information, visit the full Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab program site

Atlanta Heritage (As of 1Q19) 

Council District Homes in Progress Homes Complete
District 1 5 1
District 2 3 1
District 3 3 1
District 4 10 2
District 5 8 5
District 9 20 7
District 10 4 0
District 11 12 2
District 12 7 3

Choice Neighborhoods Heritage  (As of 1Q19) 

Council District Homes in Progress Homes Complete
District 4 7 0

Westside Heritage  (As of 1Q19) 

Council District Homes in Progress Homes Complete
District 3 16 7
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