Pinnacle Adds Two Options for Home Equity Lending in Atlanta Minority Communities

Pinnacle Adds Two Options for Home Equity Lending in Atlanta Minority Communities

Lines of credit available for majority-minority communities and low- to moderate-income homeowners

October 26, 2023

Pinnacle Financial Partners is deepening its reach into minority and underserved communities while doubling down its commitment to fair and equitable finance in Atlanta. The firm has added two new home lending options specifically for households in majority-minority communities, including one just for those making less than 80 percent of the area median income. These home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) come with more flexible terms and rates than traditional options and are designed to meet the needs of these communities.

They join an array of existing Pinnacle lending options available to help people achieve the dream of homeownership and begin to build wealth using their home equity.

  • The Pinnacle 100 mortgage is designed to help low- to moderate-income borrowers and offers the option to finance the entire purchase price.
    • This option is available to home buyers with a credit score of at least 650 who make less than 80 percent of the area median income.
  • Pinnacle Down Payment Assistance provides up to $15,000 to make a down payment, pay closing costs or lower the mortgage interest rate.
    • This is a loan made to the home buyer that doesn’t need to be repaid for 30 years or until ownership of the home is transferred or it is refinanced.

“As wealth gaps and additional barriers to homeownership continue to grow for underserved people and communities, it’s critical that we provide innovative solutions to meet this moment," said Tiffany Kirk, Pinnacle community development coordinator in Atlanta. "Affordable mortgage, down payment assistance and home equity products are all necessary tools in meeting people where they are in today’s market. Everyone deserves to take part in the prosperity Atlanta has built, and homeownership is a vital milestone in that financial journey.”

A HELOC can help protect the value and livability of a home by funding important repairs and upgrades that can increase its value. It’s a particularly important tool in cities like Nashville, where longstanding single-family neighborhoods are seeing sharp increases in property values and development around legacy homeowners. With a primary focus on partnering with highly populated minority and underrepresented communities, HELOCs can be a tool for homeowners who want to take advantage of changing neighborhoods to build greater prosperity for themselves and their families.

These HELOCs are available in amounts from $5,000-100,000. Those interested in learning more or applying can visit for details or visit their nearest Pinnacle office to start a conversation. Eligibility will be determined after application.

Geographic restrictions apply. All mortgage and loan options are subject to credit approval. Programs and details are subject to change without notice.

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. The firm is the No. 1 and fastest growing bank in the Nashville-Murfreesboro-Franklin MSA, according to 2023 deposit data from the FDIC, and is listed by Forbes as No. 27 among America’s Best Banks, higher than any other bank headquartered in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia. Pinnacle also earned a spot on the 2023 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S., its seventh consecutive appearance and was recognized by American Banker as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For 10 years in a row and No. 1 among banks with more than $11 billion in assets in 2022.

Pinnacle expanded to Georgia in 2020 by hiring a team of local financial services professionals to start an office in Atlanta. The firm was named to the list of Best Places to Work in Atlanta, medium company category, three years in a row by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, including a No. 1 ranking in 2022 and No. 2 in 2023.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN, in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $47.5 billion in assets as of September 30, 2023.  As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 17 primarily urban markets across the Southeast.

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