Westside Community Investment
In People & Places
SSI & VETERANS
Our Work / Our Purpose
Quest is working to address affordable housing coupled with supportive services for homeless and very low income families in Atlanta, Georgia. The targeted communities have struggled in recent years with a declining population, failing schools, blight, poor housing stock, poverty, lack of economic mobility and unemployment. The community has approximately 15,079 residents with 6,333 households; the vast majority of which are rentals (5,834) and most of the rentals are owned by investors.
Poverty is concentrated in pockets in the neighborhoods with English Avenue having 64% of all residents and over 80% of children 18 years of age or younger living in poverty. Over 60% of the population uses the Emergency Room as their primary source of healthcare and 24% of adults’ lack health insurance, with 25% of children 19 and under lacking health insurance.