Occupy Our Homes Atlanta cleaned up another unoccupied home in the Pittsburgh neighborhood. Folks came out to clear trash from an eyesore area with residents on Hugo Street.
The trash in the yards had been identified by the residents of the street as a priority issue for them. While there are city codes that prohibit trash and overgrown lawns that depress communities those codes are rarely enforced when it comes to bank/investor owned homes in low income communities. Sadly those codes are regularly enforced on the working poor and no one else.
With less then a dozen volunteers working for a little over an hour we were able to clean the whole street, filling about 12 large bags of trash and clearing tons of disregarded lumber, fencing , and mattresses.
AFSC was on hand to provide clean-up materials.