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Old 05-11-2017, 07:13 AM
 
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ATLANTA - The nonprofit organization Hosea Helps, formerly known as Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, has been helping families in need for 45 years, but it may soon have to shut its doors.

The organization has been housed in a warehouse in southwest Atlanta for nearly three decades.

The building was sold to new owners, who sent a letter saying they are doubling the rent to $8,000 a month.

“It hit me in my stomach like somebody had punched me,” Hosea Helps CEO Elisabeth Omilami said..."

Full Story: Hosea Helps may be forced to shut down | WSB-TV
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:18 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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this rent situation is getting out of control.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:20 AM
 
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That really is the price of development - spaces become more valuable. Hopefully the organization can move and still have a decent location. Or, possibly someone will donate space at a reduced rate.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:24 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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ATLANTA - The nonprofit organization Hosea Helps, formerly known as Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, has been helping families in need for 45 years, but it may soon have to shut its doors.

The organization has been housed in a warehouse in southwest Atlanta for nearly three decades.
These guys would've been better off getting a 30-year mortgage for a place rather than continuing to rent.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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this rent situation is getting out of control.

Yes, like San Francisco, It's called GREED !!!
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Maybe Porsha can kick in a few $$$$ to help?
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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These guys would've been better off getting a 30-year mortgage for a place rather than continuing to rent.
lol, great point

This story is as transparently bogus as a common panhandler. If the rent goes up, you move to a cheaper part of town. This news release is just their version of a fund drive.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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I empathize with their plight. It's not easy to find new space and then pick up and move your whole operation.

But that doesn't mean that rents can't go up. They do, and if you're operating on a shoestring budget you've got your work cut for you.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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this rent situation is getting out of control.
I totally Agree!! Something more needs to be done. I hope she is able to save this organization, too much good has come from the Hosea Programs. Just hoping some one or many can come together to save something that is so precious to the Atlanta Community.
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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Maybe Porsha can kick in a few $$$$ to help?

That's what I was thinking. She should host a big fundraising gala for TV and do something meaningful for her family legacy.
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