HouseProud Atlanta, Inc. began in 1992 as Community Redevelopment Inc. (CRI), a Georgia nonprofit.
CRI’s founders saw organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Charis Community Housing building new homes for low-income families and realized that longtime homeowners on low fixed incomes also needed help to remain in their homes. CRI worked tirelessly to repair and make basic improvements to the homes of qualifying seniors and disabled adults to keep them warm, safe and dry.
Five years later...
CRI’s board expanded the program to include a tool lending library, the Atlanta Community ToolBank (ToolBank), making CRI a program of the ToolBank. Then, in 2006, CRI’s name was changed to HouseProud, and, in 2009, it once again became a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Over the years, it has continued to grow to reach new neighborhoods and to do more for Atlanta’s most vulnerable homeowners than ever before.
Today, HouseProud has a staff of two full-time employees and one part-time employee, an active board of directors and a separate advocacy group, the HouseProud Advisory Committee – and, of course, many dedicated volunteers and sponsors giving back through service and donations.