Pubdate: Tue, 28 May 2019
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA)
Copyright: 2019 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Author: Raisa Habersham


By day, Dill Avenue is a relatively quiet street: a few residents walk
their dogs or ride a bike and mostly keep to themselves. It wasn't
always this way.

Fulton County officials have seized a "notorious drug house" with the
plan to renovate it and eventually sell it to a low-income family.

For the past six years, the house at 730 Dill Avenue, located in the
Capitol View community, has been the site of drug use and violent
crime, including a stabbing and a killing, according to online police
records. Atlanta police have received numerous complaints about the
derelict property, some of which resulted in nine search warrants.

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office seized the property
during a recent three-day trial which focused on rampant illegal drug
activity at that address. They plan to renovate the home with the help
of the Atlanta Housing Authority under The Fresh Start Consortium. The
program, currently in the development stages, will rehabilitate
blighted homes to serve as temporary housing for an Atlanta police
officer before being sold, the DA's office said.
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