Staying in the Game: Investing in People HUD Event

Greetings All

HUD is offering this Friday, June 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  an opportunity to join them for the Small Businesses Doing Business With HUD Through Section 3-

Staying in the Game: Investing in People event. The event will be held in the Atlanta City Hall Council Chambers located at 55 Trinity Avenue SW Atlanta, GA 30303. Please share with your internal employees and external stakeholders. You do not want to miss this event. To assist HUD in verifying attendees, please register.

Click here to register.

For additional questions, contact HUD staffer, Johnnie Lattimore at (678) 732-2314 or

Section 3 is a means by which HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. Section 3 is the legal basis for providing jobs for residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving certain types of HUD financial assistance. Under Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, wherever HUD financial assistance is expended for housing or community development, to the greatest extent feasible, economic opportunities will be given to Section 3 residents and businesses in that area.

We hope to see you there


Lolita S. Collins
Lolita S. Collins I Assistant Director- Federal Programs
City of Atlanta I Department of City Planning I Office of Housing & Community Development
55 Trinity Street Suite 3500 I Atlanta, GA 30303
404.330.6123 (Office) I 470.698.5140 (Cell-City Issued)

Roadshow Grant Applications OPEN!

Hello HERCULES SAB members!

We wanted to let you know that we are now accepting applications for our Exposome Roadshow and Community Grant Program!

The Clarence Shaheed DuBois Exposome Roadshow and Community Grant Program aims to
1) Learn what affects community health in Atlanta,
2) Support communities in identifying an environmental health priority, and
3) Provide funding and technical assistance to support communities in addressing their priority.

In total, participating communities may receive up to $6000 of grant funding in addition to technical assistance from HERCULES staff.

Applications are due July 15th. Please share the attached information or webpage with anyone you think may be interested!

Stadium Neighborhood Community Trust Fund Information

During the NPU-V June Meeting this evening, there was a question about the Stadium Neighborhood Community Trust Fund. The SNCTF committee was created by the City of Atlanta to provide guidance and oversight of the $5 million initially designated by the city  after the sale of Turner Field and surrounding properties.

The fund is to support projects and activities that benefit the Atlanta neighborhoods of Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and a portion of Grant Park.

If you would like to learn more about the Trust Fund and when meetings are held, you can learn more information by clicking on the following link:

Georgia Power customers to see credit on June bills

ATLANTA – June 4, 2019 – The second of three credits associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be applied directly to Georgia Power customers’ bills in June. These credits are a result of the reduction in Georgia Power’s federal corporate tax rate from 35% down to 21%.

Georgia Power customers will receive the credit based upon energy consumption from September 2018 through April 2019. The typical residential customer using an average of 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month would receive a credit of approximately $18 on their June Georgia Power bill. The actual amount of the credit will vary based on a customer’s specific energy usage.

“At Georgia Power, we work every day to provide the highest customer value through customer service and the delivery of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with rates below the national average,” said Kevin Kastner, vice president of customer service for Georgia Power. “We are pleased to continue to pass along benefits to our customers through these direct credits on Georgia Power bills this month.”

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act benefits were approved in March 2018 as part of an agreement with Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) Staff. In total, Georgia Power is providing three separate credits to customers that will total $330 million. The first credit of $131 million was issued in October 2018, the second credit, totaling $96 million is being applied this month and the third credit of $103 million is scheduled for February 2020.

To learn more about Georgia Power’s commitment to safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy, visit

Upcoming BeltLine Quarterly Briefing Meeting

The BeltLine’s Second Quarterly Briefing of 2019 will kick off with a brief introduction of the Atlanta BeltLine project followed by updates on where the various elements of the project currently stand. Following project updates, we will have a discussion on Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s Community Benefits Agreement.
Meeting materials and opportunities for public feedback will be made available on the day of the meeting at This meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live at To expedite the sign-in process, attendees are encouraged to register in advance via Eventbrite.
Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm (Doors open 5:30pm)
Location: Friendship Baptist Church (80 Walnut St SW, Atlanta, GA 30314)

Call for Artists & Craftspeople at Pittsburgh Yards!

Pittsburgh Yards is looking for artists and craftspeople preferably from the NPU-V neighborhoods (Adair Park, Capitol Gateway, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, and Summerhill) and Capitol View Manor to execute multiple public art projects for the first phase of its development.

These art projects are being led by design firm Grafite with curatorial assistance by Pittsburgh resident Meredith Kooi.

This initiative has been allotted $20,000 – 30,000, so please consider this in your working budgets.

  • Applications Due: July 1, 2019 by 5:00pm
  • Notifications: July 8, 2019
  • Progress Check: August 16, 2019 (* July 26, 2019 for House Structure)
  • Completion: Mid September 2019 (* August 16, 2019 for House Structure)

You can learn more information by clicking here: FINAL Call for Artists & Craftspeople (1)

TransFormation Alliance Youth Academy | Applications Due 6/15

The TransFormation Alliance Youth Academy offers young people (ages 13-17) from NPU-V communities a week of interactive and experiential learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

By participating in the Academy you will:

  • Become a better leader and ambassador for your community,
  • Earn a daily stipend of $25,
  • Establish trusted relationships with a peer group of local community youth leaders and equity advocates,
  • Understand the intersecting ways that race, transit, climate, and health affect development patterns and our daily lives,
  • Gain leadership skills to engage, organize, and mobilize residents, and
  • Learn story-telling skills and publish a piece about your community.

The Youth Academy will take place on August 5th-9th, 10am-4pm. In addition to the daily stipend, free lunch is included each day. Spaces are limited!

Apply online by June 15th or download a paper application. Take a picture or scan your paper application and send it to

NPU-V June Meeting on 6/10 @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
The host community is Summerhill and the meeting will be held at the Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center (250 Georgia Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30312).
The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
See you there!