Please share with Veterans that may be in need;
Operation Reveille is our annual Homeless Veteran Outreach Event. The 2023 Operation Reveille is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center (967 Dewey Street SW, Atlanta). At Operation Reveille the Atlanta VA Healthcare System and partner organizations will provide services to Veterans who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Services will include screening for housing placement, food and hygiene items, access to showers, VBA claims assistance, barber services, housing resource matching, vocational opportunities, and much more.
Councilmember Marci Collier Overstreet, recently sent out information regarding Invest Atlanta's Owner Occupied Rehab Program. I wanted to share that information with Buckhead residents as well.
Invest Atlanta and the City of Atlanta will offer a deferred forgivable loan program that provides up to $30,000 to eligible City of Atlanta homeowners for specific health and safety repairs of major systems on their home. The loan will be either 5 or 10 years at a 0% interest rate with payments deferred and forgiven until the earlier of loan maturity, sale, transfer of ownership, or failure to maintain the property as the primary residence during the term of the loan.
Direct construction amounts of $15,000 or less have a 5-year term, and direct construction amounts over $15,000 will have a 10-year term. The principal balance is reduced by 10% or 20% annually provided the eligible homeowner maintains primary residency. The prorated remaining balance is due and payable immediately if the home is sold, transferred, or no longer the primary residence during the term of the loan. A lien will be placed on the home.
PRELIMINARY GUIDELINES (subject to change prior to application launch)
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Homeowners are invited to attend a community information session. At these sessions, Invest Atlanta will provide detailed program information and an opportunity for homeowners to ask questions. Most importantly, applications for the program will be provided at each community engagement event.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you in District 8! I welcome your feedback and you can always reach me or my Chief of Staff at City Hall or at home:
City - MNorwood@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6051
Home - MaryBushNorwood@gmail.com (404) 824-1014
Chief of Staff, Jim Elgar - JQElgar@atlantaga.gov (470) 727-7160
from Debra Wathen
Chairman, Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods
"Dear Neighborhood Presidents and BCN Representatives,
I am passing along an important caution from our Zone 2’s Major Mitchell related to unoccupied houses including those for rent and for sale. He is seeing an increase in the number of squatters in these houses. They move in, change the locks, provide fake leases and then the process gets complicated. In some cases you must go through the long eviction process to get them out of the property.
Please let your neighbors know to put NO TRESPASSING signs in the yard. By doing this, you are giving them notice that they are not welcome. It is easier to evict a trespasser than it is a squatter. Police can only remove a trespasser and cannot remove a squatter unless the proper civil court proceedings have taken place.
If you have a squatter or trespasser on your property, notify the Atlanta Police Department right away and you should immediately serve squatters with an eviction notice. Squatters, although on your property illegally, do have some rights like a tenant that pays rent.
Here is a link to an article that talks about the eviction process of a squatter in Georgia. "
Kilometer Kids Fall '23 registration Closing soon- Otoño 2023 - Inscripción Abierta para Kilometer Kids
Underwood Hills Trackstars Kilometer Kids registration for Fall 2023 will close September 3.
Sessions will be held 5.30-6.30pm Tuesday and Thursday commencing September 5 on the lower field Underwood Hills Park.
Kilometer Kids is Atlanta Track Club's oldest and largest youth running program. The free, game-based curriculum is designed to teach kids in K-5th grade about goal setting, healthy habits, respect, and community building, all by exposing them to the sport of running. Over the course of the 10-week season, the goal for every Kilometer Kid is to run 13.1 or 26.2 miles (depending on how many practices they attend each week). There is no fee to participate, and the program is for all elementary students regardless of running ability or experience.
You can find out all about the progam here.
Otoño 2023 - Inscripción Abierta para Kilometer Kids
Julio 23 de 2023
Ya está abierta la inscripción para la Sesión de otoño de Trackstars Kilometer Kids de Underwood Hills.
Los encuentros se realizan dos veces por semana y comienzan el 5 de septiembre.
Kilometer Kids es el programa de corredores jóvenes de más larga data y más grande del Atlanta Track Club. El currículo gratuito y de carácter lúdico está pensado para enseñar a los niños de Kínder a 5º grado cómo fijarse metas, cómo adoptar hábitos saludables, ser respetuosos y cómo construir lazos en la comunidad, todo a través del deporte de correr.
A lo largo de 10 semanas, la meta para cada corredor de Kilometer Kids es correr un total de 13,1 millas o 26,2 millas (dependiendo de a cuántas prácticas decidan asistir durante la semana). No hay ningún costo para participar y el programa está abierto a todos los niños de escuela primaria sin importar su habilidad o experiencia como corredores.
Encontrará más información sobre el programa aquí: here.