Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab Programs

Helping existing residents with critical home repairs

Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab (OOR) is a new affordable housing initiative to help current lower-income City of Atlanta residents remain in their homes and avoid displacement. Heritage OOR includes three programs offering residents forgivable loans to make critical health and safety repairs on their homes.  Senior households aged 55+, military veterans, disabled head of households, and those that have been in their homes for 15+ years will have priority in the programs.

Program Status (As of 7/19/2018)

Westside and Choice Neighborhoods Heritage Program

If you live in the neighborhoods of Vine City, English Avenue, Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center neighborhoods, or Castleberry Hills, the Westside Heritage and Choice Heritage Programs are still accepting applications.  Please contact the Program Manager for your Council District below.  

Atlanta Heritage Program

Atlanta Heritage application intake is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in the Atlanta Heritage Owner Occupied Rehab Program and your recent application for admittance.   We’ve had a tremendous response to the program.  We received over 750 applications, and we are currently in the process of reviewing them.  Program Managers will begin issuing approval and denial letters this month. 

Please continue to be patient as all approvals will not be issued at the same time.  The goal is to issue them in intervals based on priority ranking and Program Manager capacity.  Therefore, if you have not received a denial letter, there still may be an opportunity for you to receive approval. 

However, if your application was incomplete at the time of the application deadline, it will not be considered.  If we re-open application intake in the future, you will have an opportunity to update and complete your application for possible selection into the program.   

As a reminder, applications are being ranked and prioritized based on the following criteria: 

  • Senior head of household
  • Disabled head of household
  • Veteran head of household
  • In the home for 15 years or more

The current funding will only allow for applicants meeting at least three of these criteria, and any spots still available will go to those that that meet two of them.  If future funding is acquired for the program, lower prioritized applicants will be considered.  If no additional funding is acquired, you will be notified that the program is closed. 

If you receive a denial letter, please note that your application will be reviewed by other partner rehab programs for possible admittance, as our goal is to aid as many applicants as possible. 

Thank you again for your interest and your patience.  Please contact your Program Manager for additional information.      

2018 Invest Atlanta Income Limits & Maximums


Atlanta Heritage Program

The citywide program will provide up to $30,000 to eligible City of Atlanta homeowners, and is funded under the Housing Opportunity Bond, a $40 million bond issuance unanimously approved and supported by Atlanta City Council in March 2017. Program details, eligibility guidelines, and FAQs can be found here:

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Westside Heritage Program

This OOR program is for residents in Westside TAD neighborhoods (Vine City, English Avenue and portions of Castleberry Hill), and is funded by the Vine City Trust Fund and Westside TAD tax increment financing. Program details, eligibility guidelines, and FAQs can be found here:


Choice Neighborhoods Heritage Program

This OOR program is for residents in the Choice Neighborhoods (Ashview Heights and Atlanta University Center Communities) and is supported by a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant, as well as City of Atlanta and Atlanta Housing Authority Moving to Work funds. Program details, eligibility guidelines, and FAQs can be found here:


Contact Your Program Manager for More Information

Council Districts Program Manager Contact Phone Email 
2, 6 & 9 Executive Realty Solutions Vanessa Harris
Shauielle Anderson
404-549-3367 info@ersreo.com
5, 7 & 8 National Property Institute Greg Shealey
Rena Johnson
1 & 10 House Proud Lisa Jones 404-437-4246 lisa.jones@houseproudatlanta.org
3 & 4  Meals on Wheels Atlanta Vona Cox 404-351-3889
11 & 12 Synergy Real Estate Program Manager 678-763-1127 assistant@synergyrealestate.org

(Click here to find your District. Type in your address and look under Administrative Area.)

For the Westside and Choice Neighborhoods Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab programs, please contact Meals on Wheels at info@mealsonwheelsatlanta.org or 404-351-3889.

Heritage OOR programs are part of Mayor Bottoms’ larger goal of investing $1 billion from public and private sources to support affordable housing in Atlanta, the largest such investment in Atlanta's history.

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