Willow Branch Apartment Community

Willow Branch is an apartment community located in Clarkston, Georgia, that was built in 1972. For decades,

this complex was known for its high crimerates, safety issues, and vacancies due to disrepair and steep rent increases. It is no coincidence that Indian Creek Elementary School, which is located directly next door to Willow Branch, once ranked in the bottom 100 percent of all elementary schools in Georgia.

Today, this community has transformed. What was once a barely livable apartment complex is now home to 700 residents in 186 units—full occupancy with a waiting list of more than 20 families. Its residents have access to safe, renovated, and affordable housing; free, on-site after-school educational programming; wellness programming, including a primary care physician and dental services through a nearby federally qualified health center; and a local elementary school that—because of this complex—is steadily improving its Georgia Milestones performance and school ranking, rising 197 spots in just two years.

This change was made possible through a housing model championed by Eduhousing with a unique, yet simple, concept: keep families stable, in an affordable housing environment, with access to educational support and affordable medical services, and they will have their highest chance to thrive.


Springview/Summerdale Apartment Communities

Springview Apartments is a 144-unit apartment community in southeastern section of the city of Atlanta built in 1971. Before TriStar purchased Springview, the property suffered from years of neglect, high violent criminal activity and severe disrepair with 9 of 13 buildings abandoned, boarded up and surrounded by overgrowth.

EduHousing invested with TriStar in 2018 to purchase and renovate Springview Apartments. TriStar has partnered with Star-C, Atlanta Public Schools and Morehouse Medical to provide free after-school programs, summer camps and Affordable medical services for the families living at the property. Additional partners include Georgia Power, Kaboom Playgrounds, The Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta Police Department, local churches and non-profits.

Since acquisition, Springview Apartments has been renovated and offers newly renovated apartment units at rents affordable for families earning $25,000 – $35,000 per year. Criminal activity is significantly reduced and Kaboom and Carmax built a beautiful playground space in the courtyard which was once populated by drug-dealers. The children enrolled in the Star-C after school program outperformed their Peers on the 2018 Georgia Milestone test.