Changing the Tide

Published: June 29, 2020   |   No Comments  |  Read more

In the parable of the starfish, we’re reminded not to become overwhelmed with the enormity of the problem, and to focus on helping the person in front of us. But does this create lasting change?

Where’s Home?

Published: March 3, 2020   |   No Comments  |  Read more

What kind of emotional and social weight does having a home carry? Everyone deserves to have a safe and stable place to call home.

Is Hope Necessary?

Published: August 26, 2019   |   No Comments  |  Read more

When squaring up to our biggest systemic problems – like institutionalized racism and inter-generational poverty – maybe hope isn’t quite what we need.

Beyond the Bumper Sticker

Published: June 21, 2019   |   No Comments  |  Read more

What’s wrong with random acts of kindness? Don’t they brighten a stranger’s day? The problem is that our needs, and our suffering, are not all the same.

Many Tables

Published: February 28, 2019   |   No Comments  |  Read more

Where community members gather to debate issues and make plans that affect tenants and survivors, AVLF is often at the table.

Housing Justice is Racial Justice

Published: August 26, 2018   |   No Comments  |  Read more

COLE THALER | August 28, 2018 The word “race” does not appear in AVLF’s mission statement or vision statement, but there’s no question that the work we do on behalf of low-income tenants is racial justice work. Here’s why. 1. Housing inequality in Atlanta is not race-neutral. In a 2016 paper, the Federal Reserve Bank […]