Atlanta University Center Consortium



WHAT:            Free Home Buying 101 Workshop

CommUniversity, a program of the Atlanta University Center Consortium, and its partner sponsors, will host a first-time homebuyer workshop. This is just one of several community-focused, lifelong learning events hosted by CommUniversity and its partners.

WHO:              Atlanta University Center Consortium, Metro Fair Housing Services Inc., Regions Bank, University Community Development Corp. (It would be better to have the names and titles of the people presenting)

WHERE:         Spelman College Suites Private Dining Room

WHEN:            Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHY:              While 54 percent of Atlanta’s population is classified as Black or African-American, according to U.S. Census Bureau quick facts, homeownership currently hovers close to 47 percent. That is higher than the national average of 38 percent, according to “The Cities Where African-Americans Are Doing The Best Economically,” but it is still less than its burgeoning population.

Homeownership is considered to be one of the best financial investments and provides financial benefits. In an effort to increase homeownership in the metro area, CommUniversity, a program of the Atlanta University Center Consortium, and its partner sponsors, are hosting this HUD-approved homebuying workshop that is an excellent resource for first-time homebuyers and provides a general overview of the homebuying process, with presentations given by real estate, mortgage, and other housing professionals. While our primary focus is preparing residents in the 30310 and 30314 Zip code area for homeownership, all metro Atlanta residents are welcome,” said Anthony Otey, CommUniversity program coordinator.

Topics covered include:

  • Down-payment assistance certificate;
  • Credit counseling;
  • Homeownership budgeting;
  • Other homebuying information needed to broker the process.

For more information, Anthony Otey, or404-523-5148, x1525.


CommUniversity, is a program of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and reflects the collaborative efforts of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College and the collective communities of West End … It provides innovative community-focused learning opportunities that enrich the lives of individuals, strengthens the workforce, and enhances the community. Our programs and services are designed for residents, community leaders, business owners and other stakeholders.


The Atlanta University Center Consortium is the world’s oldest association of historically Black colleges and universities. Comprised of four member institutions – Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College, the consortium is a vibrant intellectual community with a long tradition of scholarship, service and community engagement. AUC Consortium Inc. is a nonprofit organization that operates on behalf of its members to advance each institution’s mission and strategic goals by fostering collaboration, managing centerwide initiatives, offering services that benefit our students and community, and leveraging our shared resources.

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