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About Our Organization

Neighbor in Need provides critical repairs to low-income and elderly neighbors' homes in the East Lake, Kirkwood, and Edgewood neighborhoods of Atlanta, GA

Our Neighbors Can Face Difficult Choices

Even in the best of times, many of our legacy neighbors struggle with the escalating costs of city taxes, home maintenance, heating and cooling and the ever-rising health care costs associated with aging. Cost-of-living increases are often difficult to meet for our elderly neighbors on fixed incomes.


Faced with hard choices, what trade-offs must our elderly neighbors make in the twilight years of their lives when a sudden home repair is needed?


Do they pay their taxes or replace crumbling plumbing? Do they keep paying for their medicine or do they fix that leaky roof that if left unattended will soon destroy the value of their primary asset?


In many cases, the cost of upkeep forces an elderly homeowner to sell their home.

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Helping Neighbors since 2000.

Believing that it was just plain wrong that the cost of a home repair would force an elderly homeowner to live in fear, two East Lake neighbors joined forces in 2000 to make a difference in their community. What started out as two individuals volunteering their nights and weekends quickly grew to include hundreds of volunteers, an army of dedicated service contractors, and expanded outreach to five different neighborhoods. Neighbor in Need was formally incorporated in 2007 and makes transformational home repairs to dozens of households annually.

Annual Report

What We Do

Neighbor in Need is a nonprofit organization that provides critical home repairs for low-income seniors living in the East Lake, Kirkwood, and Edgewood neighborhoods of Atlanta. We are 100% volunteer run so all money raised goes directly into action to keep our elderly safe, warm and dry. All of the work we provide is performed by quality licensed and insured home services contractors that offer us large discounts to help stretch the budget as far as possible.


Neighbor in Need relies on widespread public support for funding with a majority of the donations coming from individuals, local businesses and annual fundraisers. We also receive support from our Atlanta City Council representatives and Dekalb County Commissioner.

Typical Repairs

HVAC Repairs & Replacements

Accessible Showers & Bathroom Repairs

Roof / Soffit Repairs & Replacements

Plumbing Repairs & Water Line Replacement

Tree Trimming & Removal

Windows, Siding, Trim & Other Exterior Repairs

Electrical Repairs & Whole House Rewires

Kitchen Repairs: sinking floors, falling cabinets...

Fences, Stairs, Decks, Wheelchair Ramps

Where We Work

Neighbor in Need works completes projects in East Lake, Kirkwood, and Edgewood neighborhoods of Atlanta. There are currently independent chapters operating in the City of Atlanta neighborhoods of East Atlanta, Reynoldstown, and Westview.


Neighborhoods we Serve


Kyle Caldwell

Fletcher Cody

Sonora Cost

Mandy Dyxin

Jeremy Hudgeons

Tracy Lehrer

Brittany Molinaro

Rob Osbon

Cami Reynolds

Valencia Hudson,

Emeritus Board Member

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