Erik Provitt

  • Hosted by Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Sponsored by Georgia Bar Foundation
  • Service location Atlanta, Georgia
  • Law school Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
  • Issue area Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2017
  • Program Georgia Housing Corps

The Project

This project seeks to preserve affordable housing on Atlanta’s Westside by preventing displacement and improving substandard living conditions. The representation of low-income tenants in Atlanta’s Vine City, English Avenue, Ashview Heights and Atlanta University Center neighborhoods who face unlawful evictions and have unresolved conditions and repairs issues.

In the first six months, Erik will:

  • Conduct community outreach
  • Establish regular Know-Your-Rights clinics
  • Obtain the buy-in from community partners to help spread the work
  • Attain a few “big wins” to help build trust

Media

On Second Thought - The Fair Housing Act

Making Good on the Promise of Fair, Safe, and Affordable Housing

I am helping to prevent displacement and stabilize four of our country’s most culturally relevant neighborhoods.

Erik Provitt /
2017 Equal Justice Works Fellow

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