Located in southwest Atlanta, Historic Thomasville is a strong and tight-knit community. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has collaborated with residents for years. In 2022, conditions at the Forest Cove apartments reached crisis level. The Community Foundation partnered with the City of Atlanta and other organizations in a $9+ million effort to relocate roughly 200 Forest Cove residents and families to safe housing. Partners provided coordination with school systems, moving assistance, pro bono legal counsel and rent subsidies to support residents through the transition.
The Foundation also received $4 million from Blue Meridian Partners to drive hyper-local and long-term social and economic improvements in the neighborhood over the next several years through our place-based TogetherATL programming.
The Community Foundation supports resident-led improvements in Historic Thomasville through THRIVE Thomasville, whose 2022 leadership team is pictured above.
This story was originally shared in our 2022 Annual Report. To read the full report, click here.