City of Atlanta Department of Watershed ManagementCare and Conserve Bill Payment and Plumbing Assistance Webinar

Friday, October 30, 2020

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. EST 

Please join the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management to learn about the Care and Conserve program that provides water bill and plumbing assistance to city water and sewer customers. 

Gain valuable information about the application process, eligibility requirements and conservation care provided to customers that both rent and own their homes.  

Hear from:

  • DWM Care and Conserve Affordability Program
  • Nehemiah Project CDC – 2020 Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Grant Recipient

This event is free, but you must register to attend. Register in advance for the webinar by October 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

You must have an email associated with a Zoom Account in order to register.

When registering please be sure to:

  • Provide your first and last name
  • Indicate your organization name in the “Department” section of the registration page

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For questions concerning Care and contact Grace Nix or (404)519-3931.

Fulton County Community Resilience Hub

In order to improve the climate resilience of local residents, Fulton County Government and Southface Institute are partnering to establish a community resilience hub at one of the County’s community-serving facilities. The community resilience hub will advance resilience during both emergency situations and everyday operations.

Resilience hubs are community facilities that provide an additional layer of climate resilience for residents before, during and after extreme weather events and emergencies. These facilities meet the resilience needs of the community in many ways and often incorporate technologies like solar-plus-storage and rainwater harvesting to ensure
they can continue operating even when the power is out.

For more information please visit here.

** COVID-19 Resources **

Eviction Protections During COVID-19

Are you facing eviction from your rental or having trouble with rent or utility payments? Join Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and the City of Atlanta on Monday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. for a free virtual workshop designed to provide information and identify resources available to you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Welcoming remarks will be made by the City of Atlanta’s Chief Housing Officer Terri Lee.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Your rights as a renter in the state of Georgia
  • Understanding the eviction process
  • CDC moratorium on evictions
  • Rental assistance programs available in Atlanta

The 2020 Home Empower workshop series is sponsored by Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

Register for Workshop

COVID-19: Get Help with Rent and Utilities
Do you or someone you know need help with your rent or utilities because of COVID-19? The Atlanta BeltLine is honored to share that resources are available through our partners at the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

These four easy steps can connect you with the support you need during these challenging times.

  1. Click the button below to access the AVLF assistance website
  2. Fill out the United Way application for financial aid
  3. Select AVLF as your preferred provider
  4. For help with the application, leave a message at 470-588-7438 and someone will call back.

The City of Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps Atlanta residents to cover past due rent, utilities, and move-in deposits as a result of impending eviction.

Apply for Help

Operation Clean Sweep

Our City recently launched Fix-It ATL – Operation Clean Sweep – an all hands-on deck initiative to keep our communities clean, safe, and beautiful. Our communities deserve to be clean and we need your help. Please contact the city to report issues on our streets including illegal dumpsites, litter, overgrown grass and to request residential bulk trash pick-up. As always, if there is a public safety emergency, call 911. For all other issues, contact the City by dialing 311 or 404-546-0311; you can also reach us online at; on social media at @ATL311 or download the ATL311 mobile app in Google Play or the App Store. Thank you for helping us keep Atlanta Beautiful!Download the ATL311 Mobile App Today!

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Start of the Cherokee Avenue Resurfacing and Bike Lane Installation Project

From Atlanta Department of Transportation

I am pleased to alert you to the impending start of the Cherokee Avenue Resurfacing and Bike Lane Installation project in your district on Thursday, October 1, 2020 (weather permitting).

We apologize for the confusion caused by the posting and tearing down of the “No Parking” signs in your neighborhood.  The project was originally scheduled to begin the week of September 21, but was delayed due to inclement weather.  The “No Parking” signs have been revised to reflect the date change. In addition, more signage is being posted to ensure that residents and visitors in the Zoo/Grant Park area are notified of impending construction.

In response to neighborhood concerns regarding on-street parking restrictions during the milling and paving, ATLDOT staff have worked with the contractor to develop a tentative construction schedule indicating the work areas and intended order of construction. The phased construction will allow for continued on-street parking in areas not under construction.  Working South to North, see below (and in attached maps) the work areas and intended order of construction:

PLEASE NOTE: ATLDOT staff knocked on doors in the Phase 1 area today to notify residents of Thursday’s planned construction start. Scheduling for the phased work areas is subject to change, due to weather, road condition, and other unforeseen challenges that may arise during construction. Please encourage your constituents to move their vehicles from the indicated areas prior to construction activities to avoid towing (Georgia Code 44-1-13).

Community Impact Grant – Ways to Get Involved!

NPU-W was awarded a Community Impact Grant to build neighborhood awareness and community engagement within the communities of NPU-W

Completed parts of the grant include a Switcher Studio for The Porch Press which records meetings with playback features.

The grant will commission 6 local mural artists to transform traffic signal boxes and create a NPU-W wide scavenger hunt to beautify and engage our communities.  We need you to connect with neighbors, and help link our pasts with the present-day. 


Send in your neighborhood facts, historic treasures and points of interest to help inspire artists and design a scavenger hunt.  



Submit original art to cover 6 traffic light boxes within the NPU-W neighborhoods.

  • The top 12 designs will be chosen by community judges. 
  • The final six designs will be voted on by the community.  

Submit Your Art Here:


Cast your vote for your favorite artwork on social media. 24 hour voting only! VOTE ON NOV 12:


Get outside and play the Walkable, Bikeable, Driveable Scavenger Hunt across SAND, East Atlanta and Grant Park.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces City to Move Back to Phase II of Reopening Plan

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Atlanta will transition to Phase II of the City’s Five Phase Reopening Plan. The transition to Phase II is effective immediately.

In July, the City moved back to Phase I in response to the alarming increase in COVID-19 cases in the state of Georgia. The Mayor’s reopening plan was drawn from the recommendations of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Reopening Atlanta and public health experts. The reopening phases are based on milestone metrics and recent data.

“The city has met the metrics of our data-driven plan to cautiously move back to Phase II,” said Mayor Bottoms. “COVID-19 continues to ravage families across the city and state. We must all remain vigilant, wear a mask, practice social distancing, and take the measures needed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our communities.”

During Phase II—the “Easing” phase—the City proposed the following guidelines:


  • Stay home except for essential trips
  • Wear a face mask in public (City mandate)
  • Frequent hand washing
  • Social distancing
  • Small, private gatherings of no more than 10 people, with social distancing


  • To-go and curbside pickups from restaurants and retail establishments
  • Continue practicing teleworking
  • Frequent cleaning of public and high touch areas

City Government:

  • Non-essential City facilities remain closed
  • Continue moratorium on special event applications
  • Continue communication with local and State authorities to monitor public health metrics

The City of Atlanta will continue to Phase III after reaching and sustaining Phase II metrics. The City will transition back to Phase I if there is a sustained increase in new COVID cases, hospitalizations, or positive test results, and hospital bed/critical care bed capacity falls below 15% all available beds and testing capacity falls below 25%.

For a snapshot of the most recent data and metrics related to the City’s progress and updates on Atlanta’s current reopening phase, please visit the COVID-19 Atlanta Reopening Dashboard.

The Mayor’s reopening plan can be viewed online at this link.