Category Archives: Friendship Baptist

AC Finally On at Friendship Towers Senior Highrise, Three Months and a Court Order Later


(APN) ATLANTA — Following three months of senior-led activism and a court order, the air conditioning is finally repaired and working at Friendship Towers, a senior high-rise subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   Atlanta Progressive News previously reported that fed-up tenants took their complaints to HUD after the building manager, Glass Ratner, and the […]

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Heat-Stricken Senior Tenants Force HUD’s Hand


(APN) ATLANTA — Low-income senior and disabled residents of Friendship Towers, a rent-subsidized apartment building, have been drumming up public pressure to get the building’s air conditioning fixed, as sweltering temperatures threaten their comfort, and in some cases, their health.   News broke earlier in May that the building’s elderly tenants were suffering in the heat.  Then a man was […]

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Clark Atlanta Objects to Morris Brown College Land Sale (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is objecting to a proposed sale of a large portion of Morris Brown College’s campus–a proposed sale of all but three buildings–in bankruptcy proceedings, to the Atlanta Development Authority (nicknamed Invest Atlanta) and Friendship Baptist Church.     The University points to documents, obtained by Atlanta Progressive News, that show that when the […]

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