ATLANTA—Mayor Andre Dickens and Invest Atlanta announced the relaunch of the Atlanta Heritage Owner Occupied Rehab Program, which provides forgivable loans up to $30,000 to eligible homeowners to address needed health and safety repairs. Applications are being accepted until Friday, September 22, 2023.
Created to help legacy residents remain in their homes amid rising prices, the program gives priority to senior households, military veterans, disabled head of households and those who have lived in their homes for more than 15 years. Eligible home repairs range from roofs, minor plumbing and electrical work to ADA improvements, siding, painting and more. Funds provided for repairs are completely forgiven over the 5 or 10-year term of the loan.
Earlier this month, Mayor Dickens visited the homes of seniors who benefited from the previous round of the Owner Occupied Rehab Program. Dickens had a first-hand look at the program’s impact. You can watch some of those conversations online here.
A homeowner must reside within the city of Atlanta, excluding the neighborhoods of Vine City and English Avenue (which have access to a separate program through the City) and must be a primary homeowner and existing resident of the property at least five (5) years prior to application. Annual household income must not exceed 60% of area median income (AMI).
Prior to the application period, Invest Atlanta hosted several community engagement events, providing detailed program information and an opportunity for homeowners to ask questions.
The application period remains open until Friday, Sept. 22, for in-person application intake at seven community center locations from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Applications also may be submitted online during that time.
Application Intake Centers:
• Bessie Branham Recreation Center – 2051 Delano Drive NE
• CT Martin Recreational Center – 3201 MLK Jr Drive
• Dunbar Recreation Center – 477 Windsor Street SW
• Grove Park Recreation Center – 750 Frances Place NW
• MLK Recreation Center – 110 Hilliard Street SE
• Peachtree Hills Recreation Center – 308 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE
• Rosel Fann Recreation Center – 365 Cleveland Ave. SE