Swope Dreams is creating a more inclusive Atlanta by expanding affordable housing opportunities in the city’s rapidly changing neighborhoods. We’re working alongside those being affected by rapid neighborhood change - residents, community leaders, small businesses, and so on – to invest in communities and end the conditions that create runaway gentrification.

Swope Dreams is a not-for-profit organization inspired by the vision and legacy of Drew Swope, who passed away in 2017. We know he’d be proud of our two active programs:  

 
  Our Opening Project:  885 Smith St. SE – reviving a worn-down property and adding it to Atlanta’s permanently affordable housing stock

Our Opening Project: 885 Smith St. SE – reviving a worn-down property and adding it to Atlanta’s permanently affordable housing stock

  Innovation Lab:  We are looking into innovative ways to combat gentrification and create pathways to home ownership for lower income families. This includes working with architects to create low-cost accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

Innovation Lab: We are looking into innovative ways to combat gentrification and create pathways to home ownership for lower income families. This includes working with architects to create low-cost accessory dwelling units (ADUs).