HomeAid Atlanta, Making A Way Housing, and Brock Built Homes invite the press to attend the groundbreaking of The Gertrude Iraldo Thompson Memorial Building, an eight-unit apartment building providing 16 new beds for homeless individuals working to rebuild their lives at Making A Way Housing on Atlanta’s west side.
WHEN: THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM
WHERE: Making A Way Housing, 377 Westchester Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30314
• Elizabeth Thompson, Making A Way Housing
• Steve Brock, Brock Built Homes
• Ivory Young, Atlanta City Council
• Eldrin Bell, Former Atlanta Police Chief
• Mandy Crater, HomeAid Atlanta
Steve Brock of Brock Built Homes served as volunteer Builder Captain for HomeAid’s total renovation of an apartment building at Making A Way Housing (MAWH). This project added 16 new beds at MAWH, which provides emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing and case management to homeless adults, male and female, facing complex challenges associated with chronic homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV and AIDS.
Participants will be available for Q&A. Members of the media are asked to RSVP to Mandy Crater at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brock Built Homes (www.brockbuilt.com), one of Atlanta’s premier in-town homebuilders, will join HomeAid Atlanta and Making A Way Housing, Inc. at the ribbon cutting of The Gertrude Iraldo Thompson Memorial Building, an eight-unit apartment building. This renovation will add 16 new beds for homeless individuals working to rebuild their lives at Making A Way Housing on Atlanta’s west side. The ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the newly renovated building, 377 Westchester Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30314.
In partnership with HomeAid Atlanta, Brock Built led the total renovation of the building, transforming the exterior with fresh paint, new doors and windows, as well as new interior finishes including low maintenance laminate flooring and updated GE kitchen appliances. The project also included updated plumbing and light fixtures throughout, a new roof, and a new HVAC system.
“When HomeAid brought the project to us, we decided to get involved with Making A Way Housing because we saw the impact it is having on people’s lives and the surrounding community,” said Steve Brock, president of Brock Built Homes. “We felt it was a worthwhile project we could contribute our time and resources to create a higher standard of living for those in need.”
For 34 years, Brock Built Homes has been a premier Atlanta home builder, dedicated to enriching the lives they touch. A family-owned company, Brock Built provides quality craftsmanship and builds not just homes, but neighborhoods and communities with a focus on heavily landscaped tree lined streets, large front porches, classic craftsman architecture, and parks and neighborhood amenities. Brock Built provides innovative communities, neighborhoods and homes from in-town Atlanta to several suburban areas. A visionary company, Brock Built seeks out opportunities and creates value in areas others would not. The team excels at using new ideas, original and creative thinking to help create unique homes, neighborhoods and communities. For more information about Brock Built, please visit BrockBuilt.com.
Making A Way Housing provides emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing and case management to Atlanta single homeless adults, male and female, facing complex challenges associated with chronic homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV and AIDS. Learn more at www.makingawayhousing.org.
About HomeAid Atlanta
HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the building industry, as well as community building organizations, to assist people experiencing homelessness. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed over 100 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, veterans and more. HomeAid is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org. Click here for more HomeAid news.