Georgia Trust completes rehabilitation of second affordable home

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation completed the rehabilitation of a second single-family home in West Atlanta and will host an open house at both properties 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, according to a press release.

Both homes were rehabilitated as part of the organization’s West Atlanta Preservation Initiative, a program that aims to revitalize neighborhoods affordably and sustainably. Combining preservation, affordability and sustainability, these projects highlight the historic character of the neighborhood while exceeding modern energy standards.

The houses—located at 1575 Mozley Place and 1138 Harwell Street—are being sold through a partnership with the Atlanta Land Trust to ensure permanent affordability at 80% area median income or lower. Each house is available for $198,000, and applicants must meet qualifying income requirements. A preservation easement will be placed on the houses to protect them from demolition or insensitive alterations in perpetuity.

A presentation will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at 1575 Mozley Place SW, Atlanta. Both houses—1575 Mozley Place and 1138 Harwell Street—will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives will be on hand from The Georgia Trust, Atlanta Land Trust, Southface Institute, and Lifecycle Building Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the houses, specific energy saving techniques, and how the Community Land Trust model works to ensure long-term affordability in the heart of the city.

The public is invited to attend.