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

As an Equal Justice Works Fellow, Erik represented 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. His project aimed to preserve affordable housing on Atlanta’s Westside by preventing displacement and improving substandard living conditions.

Fellowship Highlights

During his Fellowship, Erik:

  • $115,000 settlement offer received for 5 families living in substandard living conditions.
  • Provided Know Your Rights presentations to approximately 750 Westside families.
  • Directed representation for 80 Westside families
  • Helped to reduce the overall transient rate for Hollis Academy

Next Steps

Erik is an Identity and Fraud Consultant with Equifax. He works to manage and improve the suite of consumer identity management product solutions for digital and in-person consumer interactions. Erik remains committed to housing justice and works on housing matters throughout Metro Atlanta.

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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