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Jarubi

Jarubi needed a place to live when her roommate and friend unexpectedly passed away, leaving her homeless.

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Paula

Paula sold her home to help pay for her mother's medical care and found herself living in her car. PadSplit provided a fresh start and now she's focused on her future.

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Christopher

For retired Army veteran, Chris, PadSplit allows him to live close by to his job

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Felicia

For essential worker, Felicia, PadSplit enables her to save enough money to now have her very own car and with it, “the freedom of the road”

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Muhammed

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Monyette

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Maurice

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Jordan

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Jessica

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Christopher

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Daniel

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Darvis

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Gregory

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Briana

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Keosha

Keosha had her sights set on two goals when the COVID-19 pandemic hit: graduating with her Masters’ degree and owning her first home. Instead of letting a global pandemic slow her down, she moved forward with laser-like focus — making sacrifices along the way — and now she sleeps in a house she owns.

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Liberty

We spoke with Liberty who moved to Atlanta to study political science at Morehouse. Now, he’s combining his education with his passion for racial equity to make an impact. Liberty shares how PadSplit gives him the low-maintenance, stable base he needs to reach his goals.

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Andriea

We spoke with Andriea, an Atlanta native, who found PadSplit when life threw her some big curveballs. One of them was the government shutdown of 2018 and she lost her income. Andriea shares how PadSplit gives her the flexibility, affordability, and security she needs to work towards goals.

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Jean

From PadSplit member to PadSplit host, Jean has gone from paying membership dues to collecting them within two years. Jean, a graduated PadSplit member, grew up in Gwinnett County. He is on a path to secure economic stability for himself and his family while helping others forge their paths. He tells us how PadSplit helped him along the way.

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Donny

Donny’s story is one we hear a lot at PadSplit. Many members see PadSplit as a way for them to gain control in other areas of their lives. With flexible, affordable, safe housing, they can focus on building their bank accounts — and pursuing their dreams. 

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Gregory

Gregory’s story is one we hear a lot at PadSplit. Many members see PadSplit as a way for them to gain control in other areas of their lives. With flexible, affordable, safe housing, they can focus on building their bank accounts — and pursuing their dreams.

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Kurtis

Kurtis’ story is one we hear a lot at PadSplit. Many members see PadSplit as a way for them to gain control in other areas of their lives. With flexible, affordable, safe housing, they can focus on building their bank accounts — and pursuing their dreams. 

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Jessie

Jessie had come from the south-side Chicago streets through Athens, Ga., through family trauma, through life as a college student studying in Barcelona, filled with potential, to find himself on the edge of homelessness, couch-surfing his way through Atlanta.

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Julie

Julie found PadSplit through a MARTA ad. She loved having choices of location in the Atlanta area. Choices made her feel that she could live where she wanted in the city. Most important: she appreciated the screening process. PadSplit’s rigor in ensuring her of vetted housemates calmed her.

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Sarah

Contentment breeds charm. Sarah works to live, not live to work. She’s a mother, a writer, a “creative”.

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Mariah

Born into a family of artists, Mariah has always been surrounded by creativity. Her dad writes music and her mother is a painter; so art was a big part of her life, with the outdoors being a source of inspiration. As a child, she did a lot of hiking and exploration of nature. But as she got older, the vibrance of city life began to attract her more.

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Kathleen

Originally from the small town of Hampshire, Illinois, Kathleen relocated to metropolitan Atlanta on a mission — one of spirituality. Kathleen wanted to further her education in religious ministry and traveled south with her local church congregation. After a series of disagreements within the group, Kathleen felt alienated; and she felt compelled to separate herself from the rest of the congregation.

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Tanayah

Tanayah moved across the country to pursue her dream of becoming a media mogul. Originally from Seattle, Washington, she was drawn to Atlanta by Clark Atlanta University’s broadcast club. She has been studying Mass Media and Communications for the past two years and continues to learn about the industry. A maven in the making, Tanayah is looking to infiltrate the media business.

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Deneece

This desire for camaraderie attracted Deneece to PadSplit. A co-living situation allowed Deneece to develop relationships with new people. Once she moved in, she quickly took on the role of the “Mother of the House”. She cooks for the other housemates and decorates the living quarters to make everyone comfortable.

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Onyx

Creating this establishment for her mother is her goal. By becoming a PadSplit member, Onyx has been able to reduce her living costs and use the saved funds to build her credit — a common practice within the PS community. She hopes to use her credit and savings to open the restaurant her mom never had the chance to.

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Tamiya

For Tamiya, owning her own home is the quintessential mark of “success”. The schooling, the long nights, the endless work — everything culminates in homeownership.

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Dewayne

Dewayne went from being a kid from Chicago to a man with entrepreneurial dreams. A graduate of Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Science in International Marketing, Dewayne has his sights on the world. He originally attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio but felt Atlanta was a better fit.

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Robert

Eventually Robert found a room for rent. The host played music all throughout his first night. When Robert asked the host to please lower the volume so he could sleep, he didn’t get the peaceful resolution he expected. He was told to leave the property.

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