Fair Housing 101 for Nonprofit Transitional and Shelter Housing Providers 

HTDI in partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs is now offering a fair housing workshops. The first workshop, held 9/30/2015 at 385 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313, covered fair housing laws, with a special emphasis on nonprofit housing providers. Transitional and shelter managers of halfway houses, domestic violence shelters, clean and sober housing found this workshop particularly helpful in understanding the fair housing aspects of short-term housing situations.

The first workshop featured a panel of three certified housing counselors, including Epic Conclusions CEO and HTDI collaborator Eric Heflin. Mr. Heflin spoke on such topics as rental housing case management techniques for the homeless with specialized rental assistance programs for veteran families and those living with HIV/AIDS. Below are some pictures of the packed event!

For more information concerning this and future workshops contact Mr. Heflin via Email at

Hands On Atlanta Day 25th Anniversary

On October 3rd 2015 HTDI participated in Hand On Atlanta’s 25th Anniversary Day of Service.  The event featured many volunteer projects all over greater Atlanta and allowed concerned citizens to help local nonprofits by participating in volunteer projects.  We hosted 20 wonderful volunteers who help us plant flowers and clean the grounds of our flagship housing development – The Villas of Hope.  The day of service was sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and concluded with a free event hosted at the Atlanta Zoo.  Below are some pictures from the our project and please click Hands On Atlanta to view information from all of the projects.

HTDI’s 14th Year Anniversary

On November 15th 2015 HTDI celebrated its 13th year anniversary!  This year our host was the wonderful people of St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church (SSMBC).  HTDI staff Jake Curtis, Eric Heflin and Etrinda Castle help mark this anniversary with awards for successful clients past and present.  This event has served as a reunion for the many, many people who over the years and through the aid of HTDI, have been able to recover from their dire circumstances such as homelessness and drug addiction.  Below is some snap shots of this event.  We would also love to thank the wonderful people at SSMBC!


This and every Christmas HTDI helps provide whatever we can to help underprivileged families have the best Christmas possible!  This year we were fortunate to have local Atlanta families sponsor needy families with donations for Christmas.  These donations included toys, clothing and food.  Below are pictures of such a family, (Buckholtz and the Harris families).  We would like to give a special thanks to Chris & Terri Buckholtz’s and all of our sponsor families for taking the time and the resources out of their life to bring joy to others in need.


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