Urban League of Greater Atlanta programs.
The services available by the Urban League in Atlanta Georgia focus on housing, employment, and educational needs of low income, unemployed and struggling families. The non-profit administers programs across DeKalb and Fulton County in Georgia. Some examples of what may be available includes mortgage and rent assistance or counseling, Workforce Development, and education or job training.
Atlanta rental and mortgage programs
The agency has been approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide help to both homeowners and tenants. This means that the Urban League can offer various types of rental and housing counseling solutions.
While the details will vary based on program and funding levels, they will tend to focus on eviction prevention, financial preparedness, foreclosures and mortgage readiness. The goal is to help families across Atlanta obtain and maintain safe homeownership or help families remain in their apartment. So whether you need emergency rental assistance, referrals, or advice, this and more may be coordinated.
For those clients thinking about buying a home in the Fulton County Georgia region, they are invited to attend a first-time homebuyer’s education workshop. This will be held by the HUD certified housing counselor of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s housing department. The agency will also work with partner groups such as local mortgage lenders, banks, realtors, home inspectors or maintenance experts, and they offer referrals to down payment assistance programs. Clients can explore low interest loans or closing cost programs that are available in Georgia.
Urban League housing counselors provide information and guidance to help families and individuals improve their living situation. This includes both homeownership and tenancy. Counselors from ULGA will assist in helping prospective homebuyers avoid unreasonably high mortgage interest rates, inflated appraisals, unaffordable repayment terms, and other conditions that can result in increased debt, a loss of equity, mortgage default, and maybe eventual foreclosure.
The Urban League of Greater Atlanta will also work on preventing and/or resolving mortgage delinquency as well as evictions. Staff will help with preventing foreclosure, with a primary objective to preserve homeownership. Counselors from the agency help existing homeowners address their needs and navigate the many options regarding refinancing.
They may offer assistance to the homeless or those that are behind on their rent as well. Resources will help them to secure and pay for permanent, safe and affordable apartments and housing in Atlanta. In addition to all of that, they will work to provide supportive housing services to meet the needs of the disabled and elderly in DeKalb and Fulton County Georgia.
Employment and job training from the Urban League
Basic and Advanced Computer Training can be arranged by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. The components of it include the Fast Track Program, which will showcase various Microsoft Office applications. Another computer session offered will address a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Program. Both of these skillsets can be helpful for someone trying to find a new job, or be promoted in their current one.
Workforce Development will help satisfy the gap between employers and talent ready ULGA Participants that seek career opportunities in both private and public sectors. The Urban League of Atlanta will also host Career Forums in both Fulton and DeKalb County.
These sessions match up job seekers and employers. Together they will actively recruit for open positions as well as conduct informational sessions within the company. The sessions will allow pre-screening/ assessments to occur. Hundreds of people from the Atlanta area get screened, which will improve their chances at employment.
There are various other Employment Career Services held by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. Some examples of them are as follows.
- Employer network will help people find available positions. This will often draw candidates from the Talent Bank.
- Another service, the Job Bank, will match qualified candidates with open positions.
- Education, including ESL classes and the Adult Education Resource Center Computer Skills mentioned above.
- Step Up is a Job Readiness Program that ensure people get off to the right foot on their new job.
- Workforce/WIA-funded Training Programs can provide certifications and other Employment Assistance programs.
The Education and job training classes from the Urban League will prepare the unemployed and others for the challenging 21st Century job market in Georgia. Many new talents, including high tech skills, are needed, and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta (ULGA) can help clients obtain these in an effort to purse their dreams and employment goals. Case managers, teachers, and staff are all available.
For more details on their services, the Atlanta location of the Urban League can be reached at (404) 659-1150. The main office is at 229 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1600.