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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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Andriea

Sometimes, the corporate train turns into a rollercoaster. And sometimes, what you need is a little less risk. That's Andriea’s story. 

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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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