The Atlanta ToolBank began in 1991, when a group of volunteers providing home repairs to low-income seniors in south Atlanta neighborhoods incorporated at Community Redevelopment, Inc (CRI). Their mission of helping homeowners maintain a warm, safe and dry home. CRI began to share the steady accumulation of tools donated to them in support of their mission in the local community. In 1996 CRI moved that now larger inventory of tools and their home repair program into an 11,045 sqft warehouse purchased from the city of Atlanta. In 1998 CRI officially became the Atlanta Community ToolBank Inc. They continued to lend blue tools to local agencies and build their inventory of tools. In 2013, with the help of many local organizations and foundations, the Atlanta ToolBank purchased a new warehouse at 410 Englewood and moved its vast inventory to facilitate its growth.