Yyokkia Lawson

Credit & Financial Growth Director

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Yyokkia Lawson has over a decade of experience in the financial industry and is passionate about fostering housing and economic development opportunities throughout the Southeast. Her overriding goal is to create homeowners and business owners, and this is precisely her duty as Athens Land Trust’s Director of Credit & Financial Growth (CFG). Under her guidance, CFG provides home buyer and financial literacy education, one-on-one credit and housing counseling, and microloans for small businesses. Additionally, she coordinates First Time Home Buyer Classes, Post Purchase & Credit Workshops, helps connect homebuyers to various purchasing programs, and is constantly seeking cost-efficient ways to solve the housing crisis within our communities. Yyokkia holds a B.S. in Management from Georgia Tech and an A.S. in Architectural Technology. She is also a HUD-Certified Housing Counselor and a Certified USDA Loan Packager.

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