EBOL collaborates with the community and its partners to provide Community Services, Small Business Development and Growth Assistance for Community/Neighborhood Development Support.

 Transitional Housing – The Transitional Housing Program (THP) established in 1998 provides shelter  to homeless families. The THP an outgrowth of one of the ministries of the Emory United Methodist Church operates in collaboration with the Capitol Hill Congregation Based Shelter Program.

Food Pantry – The THP program was expanded in 2000 to include a weekly community-at-large Food Pantry every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Renovation Projects – In 1999 a Faith-to-Faith Community Development Partnership between EBOL and YACHAD, a Jewish community housing organization, worked with  EBOL to renovate two key properties – the Lighthouse and the Clifford House.  These two properties served to support the various ongoing activities, programs, projects and services of the organization.

Immigration Services – In 2003 EBOL began to provide free, professional legal services to immigrants through Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), a United Methodist Church program. This program helps immigrants navigate the maze of rules and laws that affect their lives in the United States. It continues to provide a solid base for improving the quality of life for residents within our community.

Community Based Development Brightwood Revitalization Effort – In 2005 EBOL partnered with the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to revitalize the Brightwood area. This partnership supports the growth of existing businesses and new businesses, the building of affordable housing for seniors and families as well as transitional housing for the homeless.

EBOL/DHCD Revitalization Projects/Programs/Initiatives

  • Storefront Improvement Project (SIP) assists businesses with the store facade improvement.
  • Commercial and Small Business Corridor Program (CSBC) focuses on the revitalization of the the Brightwood business community with emphasis on strengthening the existing businesses.
  • Affordable Housing Project (AHP) serves as a catalyst and community change agent for the development of mixed use projects to build affordable housing for seniors, homeless men and women, and a multi-purpose center.
  • Crime and Drug Prevention Program (CDPP) develops educational/awareness program for youth and adult to inform, increase awareness and reduce the incidence of community crime and drugs.