The Department of Watershed Management and the Office of Communications & Community Relations presents the Trick or Treatment & Fall Festival 2023!
Join in for a night of fun, games and treats galore!
Enjoy a movie under the stars and much more!
Wear your costumes and tour the City’s drinking water treatment facility.
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NPU-D Residents invited to Environmental Justice Tour and Workshop, an exploration of West Atlanta's air pollution hotspots and conversations on protecting our health!
AQEarth West Atlanta, a first-of-its-kind initiative to investigate air quality and pollution issues in our West Atlanta communities.To kick-off the launch of AQEarth West Atlanta, partner organizations are hosting an Environmental Justice (EJ) Bus Tour & Workshop for community members and representatives from local government offices, academic institutions, and industry.
The goal of this event is to familiarize local stakeholders with source of air pollution in their neighborhoods and promote conversations and action toward improving community health.
Funded by a grant from the US Small Business Administration and National Institutes of Health, AQEarth brings precision air monitoring technology to heavily industrialized areas so that residents can understand what is in the air they breathe. Partner organizations include local non-profits CHARRS (Community Health Aligning Revitalization, Resilience, and Sustainability) and WAWA (West Atlanta Watershed Alliance)in conjunction with air quality monitoring experts at 2B Technologies, Inc. and TD Environmental Services.
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In the last 2-week period (Aug 12 - 25), 42 incidents were reported in Beat 204. Of those, one was reported in the area we patrol. On August 25, 2023, a resident on Defoor Avenue reported their license plate missing from the back of their vehicle. They were unable to say when or where it went missing - just that they realized it when they were at home. A summary of other activity reported in the surrounding area:
The NPU University Lecture Series presents a panel discussion and Q & A session with Commissioners Prince and Caviness on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. (The exact location will be communicated to participants via confirmation email. Please note that slots are limited.)
The commissioners will share their insights and expertise in a relaxed conversation about Atlanta City Design’s five core values.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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Curious about your rights as a tenant? When you lease a home or apartment, you're agreeing to certain conditions. But remember, renters have rights too, like privacy, safety, and habitability. If your property manager falls short, you can take action.
Join NPU University and Atlanta Legal Aid to explore tenant rights in the Housing Resources for Renters course on Thursday, September 7th at 6 PM on Zoom!
Thursday, September 7, 20236:00 PM - 8:00 PM Zoom
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. "