Sign Up Now: August 8 Community Information Session

The Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) is committed to creating and preserving housing in Atlanta that will remain affordable for years to come.

FREE virtual information session for future homebuyers! Participants will receive an overview of the Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) and its partners who are working to create permanently affordable homes in Atlanta using the community land trust (CLT) model.

Date And Time
Sat, August 8, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Participants will learn:
– What is a community land trust (CLT)?
– How is a CLT different from traditional home ownership?
– How do CLTs assist non-traditional or low-income buyers?
– How can I buy a home on the Atlanta BeltLine?

You can either participate via phone or video conference. Meeting participation instructions will be sent the day before the meeting.

License Review Board resumes hearings on Thursday, July 30th + a lot of other information

Good afternoon, Atlanta.

Just a quick note to let you know the License Review Board (LRB), which reviews alcohol license and other applications before making recommendations to the Mayor, will resume meeting tomorrow, Thursday, July 30th at 5:00 p.m. via ZoomClick here for the agenda and meeting information. Please share this information with your neighborhoods and any stakeholders who may be interested.

Other updates:

  • The Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA), which hears variances, special exceptions, and appeals of administrative decisions, will resume meeting virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday, August 6th at 12:00 noon. Click here for more information.
  • The Zoning Review Board (ZRB), which hears rezonings and special use permits, will resume meeting virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday, August 6th at 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • The Tree Conservation Commission (TCC), which hears and decides appeals of decisions of administrative officials related to trees, has a special called meeting today at 6:30 p.m. and their regular schedule can be found here.
  • The Urban Design Commission (UDC), regulates buildings and districts which are designated as Historic Buildings or Sites, has a special called meeting today at 4:00 p.m. and their regular schedule can be found here.
  • The Atlanta Planning Advisory Board (APAB), which consists of representatives from each of the 25 NPUs, will meet virtually via Zoom on Saturday, August 15th and every 3rd Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Email for more information.
  • NPU University has two remaining classes for the 2020 Calendar Year. Click the links for more information or visit
  • WB 1008 Neighborhood Planning Series: Planning and Mobility Around the City – Thursday, August 13th at 6:00p
  • WB 1013 Election Integrity Clinic – Thursday, August 27th at 6:00p
  • If you have attended NPU University classes and are interested in participating in a focus group to share your feedback, recommendations for improvements, or ideas for courses, please email Samantha at for more information.
  • Please encourage your neighbors and stakeholders to use the NPU Dashboard for information about voting outcomes, applications, meetings, agendas, and contact info.
  • Please follow us on social media @npuatlanta for more updates and information.

Kindest regards,

 Leah LaRue, Registered Mediator

APS Technology Survey

Good Afternoon APS Families,

As Atlanta Public Schools prepares to Return + Learn this upcoming school year, technology will play a critical role.  APS wants to ensure every student has a device and internet connection to access virtual instruction.

All APS families are asked to complete the “Information Technology Readiness” survey for each of your children attending an APS school. After the survey is completed, you will receive a call from your child’s school to arrange for you to receive the technology your child needs.

Access the survey at

Thank you!

Summerhill BRT Virtual Public Meeting TONIGHT

  • Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

You are invited to an online update on the future BRT line that connects Summerhill, Peoplestown and South Downtown! There will be a presentation on the route and station locations followed by a question and answer session.

Register for either Zoom meeting at the links below. We look forward to connecting with you!

July 29 virtual meeting – RSVP
August 1 virtual meeting – RSVP

ACTION ITEM: Mayor’s Use of Force Advisory Council seeks community feedback on preliminary recommendations (PLEASE SHARE)

The Mayor’s Use of Force Advisory Council is requesting community feedback on the focus areas and preliminary recommendations developed by the Advisory Council. The survey is available at and will remain open until Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY + SHARE!!! If we don’t speak up, use of force changes will be made that may not have our realities, needs, and interests in mind!

APD Use of Force Advisory Council

Note: Please share this email as widely as possible, and be sure to forward to neighborhood associations, residents and stakeholders. If you follow us @NPUAtlanta on Facebook (which you absolutely should!) you’ll see the post there as well. Please share the post!

The Use of Force Advisory Council was launched on June 10, 2020 by Mayor Bottoms with the goal of evaluating Atlanta Police Departments’ Use of Force procedures and developing recommendations on areas for improvement. The Mayor has directed the group to develop two outputs: 1) 14-day report on initial findings, and 2) a more comprehensive 45-day report (currently under development and the focus of this survey).

There are two opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the focus areas and preliminary recommendations developed by the Advisory Council.

  • The Use of Force Advisory Council has launched a survey to capture feedback on the preliminary recommendations. The public can give feedback on prioritizing recommendations and provide comment on APD use of force.
    • The community can use this link to provide feedback: Use of Force Advisory Council Survey
    • For community members unable to access a computer / device to complete the survey – they can also call ATL311 to submit
    • The survey is open and will remain open until 7/29/2020
  • On Wednesday 7/22, 5-7pm the Use of Force Advisory Council will be holding a community discussion on the preliminary recommendations from the group. This will be a chance for the community to see the work conducted to date, initial findings, and to provide feedback/ask questions.

We welcome you to participate in the survey and the community discussion as well as share with members of your community.

Thank you for your time and feedback as we continue to work together to improve our service to the community.

Kindest regards,

Leah LaRue, Registered Mediator
Assistant Director, Neighborhood Planning Units

FDHA Teen Summit – Stop the Violence

The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) is hosting our 9th Annual Health Summit. This year the FDHA will host the Teen Summit virtually.
The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) is hosting our 9th Annual Health Summit. This year the FDHA will host the Teen Summit virtually. The focus of this event is Stop the Violence. Our goal is to provide youth, parents, educators, activists, and mentors from Fulton and DeKalb Counties to learn about youth violence/community violence, intimate partner/teen dating violence, and human trafficking.

This year’s programming includes three (3) sessions and one (1) round table session exclusively for youth.

This event is open to preteens and teens 12-18. For attendees 13 years old or younger, must have their parents or guardians complete a consent form.

A zoom link will be emailed to attendees prior to the teen summit. For attendees 13 years old or younger, the zoom link will be emailed to the parent or guardian, once the FDHA receives the consent form.

Final Pittsburgh Collaborative free grocery and PPE giveaway is July 25th!

Good evening everyone!

The Pittsburgh Collaborative is hosting our LAST grocery and PPE giveaway NEXT SATURDAY, July 25th. 

In addition to the great groceries we’ve offered every two weeks since May 30th, we’ll have handmade, washable kid’s masks, book bags with school supplies AND $50 Kroger gift cards for parents who drive up or walk up with a school-aged child. Social distancing and Safe Handling will be fully enforced.

Morehouse School of Medicine’s H.E.A.L. Clinic will be on site performing screenings and we’ll have groceries for 200 families.

Again, it’s First Come First Served. We kick off at 10:00 am, but people start lining up as early as 8:00. Please share this information with your neighborhoods. Thank you very much!!