GA Stand-up! ACTION ALERT:City of Atlanta 2009 Budget Hearing

  City of Atlanta

Public Hearing on 2009 Budget

STAND UP and be heard!  Come and give your voice to the City of Atlanta’s public hearing on the 2009 City Budget. This meeting is for the purpose of hearing written and oral comments from the public concerning the proposed budget. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and to submit comments. Make sure your voice is heard and your needs are captured in the plan going forward!




The City of Atlanta will hold a Public Hearing at 9:30am on Friday, June 27, 2008, in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall South Annex, 55 Trinity Ave, S.W. 



A copy of this information, the entire Proposed Budget, and additional background materials are available for public inspection from 8:30am to 5:00pm weekdays in the

 Office of the Municipal Clerk,

Suite 2700, Second Floor, City Hall South Annex, 55 Trinity Ave S.W


For more information on this and other 

Atlanta City Council Meetings (404) 330-6569


*Please be sure to attend our monthly Alliance Meeting scheduled for 12 noon to 2:30pm in the IBEW Auditorium, 501 Pulliam Street SW. There will be a s special Beltline update from Atlanta Beltline, Inc. President and CEO Terri Montague and the Community Engagement Listening Session Report Release. Come and learn about the latest developments for the Beltline project from Terri Montague, President and CEO, Atlanta Beltline Inc. Hear about the results of the Community Engagement Listening and Listening Out Sessions held in February and March, and discuss how to ensure the results and recommendations are implemented to change community engagement in Atlanta. 

Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, June 25th at 10am
to 404-581-0061 or

Location Change!

12 noon – 2:30pm

Georgia STAND-UP monthly Alliance Meeting 

Central Presbyterian Church

201 Washington Street, SW

Atlanta, GA 30303 

Beecher/Donnelly Community Association & CVC Farm Cleanup

Beecher/Donnelly is on the MAP!! In addition to a FARM, this community now has an active association!! Come out and celebrate (along with cleaning) the new developments within this West End community.

Check out this flyer for details: npu-t-cleanup2 JUNE 28TH!!!- Save the date..

CVC Urban Farms – PAOCC Site

(A NPU-T Community Food Project Collaboration)

779 Atwood Street

Atlanta, GA 30310



Historic West End Victorian!(Sale, Lease, Lease Purchase)

Buy, Lease or Lease Purchase this beautiful 3bed/2.5 bath home (with bonus room) in the heart of the Historic West End on Oglethorpe! This home is loaded with many original details and character- ready and waiting for your touch!The seller will add a new HVAC, Furnace and Plumbing to help you get started.

Lease terms $1200 per month/ 1000 deposit, 12mths lease. For purchase or lease purchase- let’s talk. 404-414-3289


Beecher Donnelly Neighborhood Association

You’re invited to assist in the establishment of the new Beecher Donnelly Neighborhood Association! Tonight we will be meeting at Chrome on Cascade @ 7PM for an initial strategy meeting. Your support, presence and HELP is needed in order to make this a successful start.

For more information contact me, Nia @ 404-414-3289

Hope to see you tonight!!!

Illegal Immigrants Are Good Lending Risks


Illegal immigrants can make good home buyers, according to a new study.

Undocumented immigrants — those who aren’t legal permanent residents — who have an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), good credit, and proof of tax filing can qualify for a fixed-rate “ITIN mortgage.”

Less than 1 percent of ITIN loans have gone into foreclosure, according to the Hispanic National Mortgage Association. That compares with 1.2 percent for prime mortgages and nearly 11 percent for subprime mortgages given to borrowers with poor credit history, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

The Internal Revenue Service has issued more than 12.5 million taxpayer ID numbers since 1996 to foreigners who weren’t eligible for a Social Security number, including visa holders legally in the United States, spouses of U.S. citizens, and undocumented workers.

Community banks and credit unions began accepting the nine-digit numbers from mortgage applicants in 2000, most of them illegal immigrants with modest incomes. Most large banks are still reluctant to accept these numbers. By law, banks must verify customers’ identity, but they don’t have to check immigration status.

Source: Charlotte Observer, Deborah Hirsch


Fastest Growing Real Estate Markets

Despite the housing crisis, there are cities where prices are expected to rise significantly in the coming years. Here are the top 10 cites where analysts for Money Magazines expect price appreciation.

  1. McAllen, Texas
  2. Rochester, N.Y.
  3. Birmingham, Ala.
  4. Syracuse, N.Y.
  5. Buffalo/Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  6. New Orleans, La.
  7. Scranton, Pa.
  8. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  9. Baton Rouge, La.
  10. El Paso, Texas

Source: Money 06/15/