Erik Provitt

  • Hosted by Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Sponsored by Georgia Bar Foundation
  • Service location Atlanta, Georgia
  • 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 Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project

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.

The Right Person For This Project

Erik is the right person for the project because he believes stable housing is the foundation of stable communities. He is passionate about helping vulnerable populations assert and defend their rights in adverse situations.

Plans For First Six Months of Fellowship

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

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