A home is essential to a family’s health and success. Charis Community Housing has been creating mixed-income housing opportunities for almost 30 years. And we want to introduce you to some of the people and families that have joined our community through the work of Charis. We introduced you to Tanisha. Today, meet James.
Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
My name is James Baptiste. I'm from Miami, Florida, but I've been in Atlanta 10 years. I went to college to be a Veterinarian, but I got involved in the IT Boom in the late 90's. Now I'm a System Analyst at Public Broadcasting Atlanta.
When did you purchase your home in South Atlanta?
I had kind of given up looking for a house, but around mid-2014, I signed up for Zillow Home notifications. My current house showed up on list, and I loved it at first sight! In fact, I had not heard of the work of Charis until the final stages of home purchase. I bought my home in August 2014.
What is your favorite thing about living in South Atlanta?
I work and live in the city, so the location is perfect. Plus, I always wanted to live within walking distance to a coffee shop! (See Community Grounds.)
How do you hope to see the community change in the next ten years?
I look forward to seeing more restaurants and bars come to the area.
What has home ownership meant to you?
It's been a different experience. I actually never wanted to own a home until I started to see rent prices go through the roof!
We're so excited to see so many great, new neighbors moving into South Atlanta! Interested in joining the community? Check out our current houses for sale!