Wells Fargo Down Payment Assistance Program

Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT program – with down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education – helps mortgage ready homebuyers make homeownership more affordable, achievable and sustainable.

The NeighborhoodLIFT event takes place May 4-5 at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, where prospective homebuyers may reserve down payment assistance grants to purchase a home in the counties of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, or Gwinnett. Prospective homebuyers are encouraged to register to attend the event at wellsfargo.com/lift or by calling (866) 858-2151. In addition, prospective homebuyers may participate in financial education sessions.

To be eligible, annual incomes must not exceed 80 percent of the local area median income, which is about $55,750 for a single household up to a family of four. Veterans and service members, teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians may reserve $17,500 down payment assistance grant.

Wells Fargo will collaborate with the city of Atlanta, NeighborWorks® America and its network members, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP) and NeighborWorks Columbus to implement the program. The 2018 Atlanta NeighborhoodLIFT follows the 2012 Atlanta NeighborhoodLIFT program that created 378 homeowners by offering homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants with an $8 million commitment by Wells Fargo. Since February 2012, LIFT programs have helped create more than 17,150 homeowners in 57 communities.

Summerhill Development Update | Quarterly Newsletter

Next Wednesday, Carter is presenting it’s quarterly update of the Summerhill / GSU development. In advance of next Wednesday’s Quarterly Meeting (April 11th at 6pm at the Fanplex), they wanted to share a newsletter with us.

Summerhill Newsletter

Carter is planning on making this a quarterly newsletter, in which they provide updates related to the development along Georgia Avenue and around Georgia State Stadium. As this is their first edition and they welcome feedback for future publications.

Toxic Substance Awareness Video from CDC

CDC is running an awareness campaign about Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). They’re sharing a brand new video about what PFAS is and what you can do about it. It’s just over two minutes long and gives a quick overview of how PFAS in drinking water affects us.

How much do you know about PFAS? This toxic chemical is found in Teflon and other non-stick, stain-resistant products, and also in the drinking water of over six million Americans. Check out this two minute video to learn more. #NationalTeflonDay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3slgIaeCvXQ

Sustainable Vendor Fair!

Join us at The Mayor’s Office of Resilience Vendor Fair, May 4, 2018 at 10:00am! Vendors will have the opportunity to meet and connect with City departments. We encourage all businesses offering sustainable goods and services to attend. Please feel free to share with your networks!

*Registration Eventbrite link will be available next week.

Annie E. Casey Youth Foundation

From the Annie E. Casey Foundation:


We are working on the  framework on a council of youth to inform our work here at the foundation. While we have not figured out all the details we do know one of the critical elements will be the selection of diverse group of youth. We are asking you to think about and share contact information with youth that you may know of through your work or community involvement. While there is no one type of youth we are looking for we do have the following things we want you to consider.

-Youth Council will be made up of youth aged 18-25
-We want to make sure we have gender balance
-We want to be inclusive of LGBTQ youth
-We also want to have representation of youth who are not in school and not working

Our goal of the council is to co-design economically equitable outcomes for NPU-V residents, paying special attention to the circumstances of youth and young adults. We imagine that there will be anywhere between 8-15 members of the council.

Can you assist us in identifying youth who are also NPU-V residents by sharing their name and contact information.

At this point all we want to know is if they a have an interest in having their voices heard and giving feedback on economic justice issues.

Also if you know other people that you think I should reach out to, please reach out to:

Ade Oguntoye
Program Associate
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
477 Windsor St SW
Atlanta, GA. 30312
678.686.0146 office

Atlanta BeltLine Advisory Boards Annual Public Presentation

Please join the Atlanta BeltLine to learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine citizen advisory boards, their responsibilities, an update on the work they completed in 2017, and how you can participate!

This meeting will include presentations from the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) & Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB). This meeting will also include presentations on affordable workforce housing from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s Vice President of Housing Policy and Development Dwayne Vaughn, The BeltLine Partnership’s Deputy Executive Director, David Jackson and Invest Atlanta’s Westside and Choice Neighborhoods Program Manager, Adena Hill.

Date and Time: April 17, 2018 from 6-8pm
Location: Southface: 241 Pine St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Spring Storm Safety Tips from Georgia Power

Spring Storm Safety Tips from Georgia Power

ATLANTA – March 30, 2018– Spring storm season is here and Georgia Power is encouraging customers to be prepared when severe weather strikes. According to the National Weather Service, an average of 30 tornadoes occur in Georgia every year, however in 2017, more than 100 tornadoes were confirmed across the state. While March, April and May are typically the most active months for severe thunderstorms and tornadic activity, they can strike at any time. 


Georgia Power reminds customers to keep safety first during severe weather and offers the following storm tips:

  • Before a Storm:  Stay aware and check the weather forecast before heading outdoors. Check your emergency kit, unplug major appliances and charge cell phones in case you lose power.
  • During a Storm: Take safe shelter inside a sturdy building away from windows and doors. Avoid contact with conductors of electricity – appliances, metal objects and water.
  • After a Storm: Never touch any downed or low-hanging wire, including telephone or TV wires that touch a power line. Never pull tree limbs off of power lines yourself or enter areas with debris or downed trees as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage.


Georgia Power Tools You Can Use

  • Outage Alerts: Subscribe to the free Georgia Power Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and updates via text message.
  • Outage & Storm Center: Available at www.georgiapower.com/storm, customers can visit this site to sign up for Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and information. Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938.
  • Outage Map: Housed within the Outage & Storm Center, Georgia Power’s interactive Outage Map provides near real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are occurring across the state and track estimated restoration times. The company is also posting regular updates with localized estimated restoration times on the Outage Map.
  • Georgia Power Mobile App: Download the Georgia Power mobile app for Apple and Android devices to access storm and outage information on the go.
  • @GeorgiaPower on Twitter: Follow @GeorgiaPower on Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and more.


About Georgia Power 
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company’s promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).