T.I. Cuts Ribbon On Atlanta Affordable Housing Complex

T.I. is giving back to the city that crowned him King of the South with a new investment. The rapper, along with Atlanta Housing Chief Operating Officer Terri Lee and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, cut the ribbon on a new, affordable housing complex on the city’s west side.

Per Fox 5 Atlanta, the unit, located on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, is the result of collaboration between the 43-year-old’s Briarhouse Holdings, the city of Atlanta, and the Vecino group.

“When you listen to Tip’s album… he shouts out all the neighborhoods right around here,” shared Mayor Dickens during the ceremony.

T.I. wearing grey suit
T.I. at the BET Awards 2023 held at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

“I’m going to tell y’all a secret. Don’t tell nobody. I got caught stealing from this Kmart,” remembered the rapper at the celebration. “I thought that, you know, just to offset the shame that came with that, it would behoove me to invest in the community by acquiring these properties.”

The Intrada Westside is set to be a 100-percent affordable housing community in which Atlanta Housing will support 25 permanent supportive housing units. It offers 43 residential units with a special focus on serving the community with 25 units designated for permanent supportive housing (PSH) under Atlanta Housing’s HomeFlex-HAVEN program.

Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens speaks onstage during the 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Community Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 16, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual service is held in honor of the life of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who would have turned 94 on January 15th.

Additionally, the project includes commercial/retail space that will contribute to the economic growth of the neighborhood, and gardens to foster a sense of community and well-being.

“Intrada Westside is a remarkable multi-family development that stands out for its dedication to affordable housing and for providing housing for persons who were homeless,” explained COO Lee. “Atlanta Housing is proud to play a part in making this property fully affordable and sustainable.”

Watch Fox 5’s coverage of the community event below.

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