In March and April, Invest Atlanta hosted four citywide community meetings to provide information about the Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab Program. The deadline to apply is May 15.
Nearly 800 attendees came to the meetings that covered all quadrants of the city:
- March 10: Bessie Branham Recreation Center
- March 24: C.T. Martin Recreational Center
- April 7: Atlanta Technical College
- April 14: Peachtree Hills Recreation Center
The meeting a C.T. Martin Rec Center saw a standing-room-only crowd of 400, while a second session had to be added at Atlanta Technical College to handle the overflow audience. The team also hosted an info session on March 3 at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School focused on the Choice Neighborhoods Heritage Program for residents in the Choice Neighborhoods of Ashview Heights and Atlanta University Center communities.
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. The program is being implemented by Invest Atlanta with support from the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Housing Authority, Choice Atlanta, Meals on Wheels Atlanta and other organizations.
Program managers are currently accepting applications. To learn more about the program, download an application, and find out when and where to apply, visit our Heritage Owner-Occupied Program site.
The 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.