DeKalb County Celebrates 100th Homebuyer

Foreclosure program reaches milestone.

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, along with Vaughn Irons, President of APD Solutions, is proud to announce the 100th customer who has purchased a home through the ONE DeKalb Lives Get Home Now! program, which combines new mortgage capital and home renovation products with flexible credit requirements to stimulate affordable vacant home buying, rehabilitation of distressed homes, and home sales in a county-wide outreach effort. 

In February, Ms. Elonda Dixon, who first discovered the homebuyer programs on DeKalb County Television, DCTV Comcast Channel 23, purchased a home in Ellenwood.  Ms. Dixon was able to purchase her home utilizing homebuyer assistance programs through DeKalb County Government and APD Solutions. 

She will be formally recognized at the grand opening of The Brownstones at , a mixed-use development featuring luxury brownstones, midrise condominiums, and street-level retail space, on Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. at 5601 Covington Highway, Decatur. 

“Get Home NOW! is one of a number of resources that are available to homebuyers in DeKalb County,” said CEO Ellis.  “Our partnerships with APD Solutions, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Obama Administration are making the American Dream of home ownership a reality for multitudes of hardworking DeKalb County citizens who want to invest in their future.” 

“We are proud to offer a continuum of services that are designed to help families achieve the dream of homeownership,” said Irons.  “Since the introduction of the Get Home Now! program, we have been able to work with DeKalb Government to ensure that people have access to the resources they need to get into homes and now improving the neighborhoods with developments such as Panola Slope.” 

The celebration of the 100th customer and the grand opening of the Brownstones at Panola Slope are free and open to the public. 

Jami Hinson February 15, 2013 at 11:31 PM
This story is not true. This is a political move from the CEO in order to win the November reelection bid and a move from the APD solutions to grand stand. There is no data to back this up. This is nothing but old Negro political agenda. Go ask them for proof.


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