A Forum on Homelessness in Atlanta with an emphasis on Council District 6. Speakers will bring information about homelessness, the legal ramifications connected to the issue, and community and NGO resources in place to help those without shelter.
VHCA has been working with a professional planning consultant and a land use/zoning attorney for years on the potential development of 10th Street and Monroe. These professionals have over 40 years combined experience on land use and zoning issues and will be a critical component of challenging the proposed rezoning of single-family land and this out-of-scale development.
VHCA will review these issues and the most effective way to respond to them in a meeting open to all at the Virginia-Highland Church on Thursday, April 19, at 7:00PM. We will provide an update on plans, listen to concerns and alternate approaches and will speak about process, strategy, next steps and how the neighborhood can assist and engage, both financially and in other ways.
Location is Virginia-Highland Church, 743 Virginia Ave.
Monday, April 30th at 7:00 pm, Virginia-Highland Church
Please join Neighbors Organizing for Progress and Equity (NOPE), along with Terence Lester, the Starter/Executive Director of Love Beyond Walls, for the screening of Voiceless: A Documentary on Systemic Poverty.
What is the poverty crisis and how does it affect my life? Voiceless: A Documentary on Systemic Poverty examines the poverty crisis and gives a first-hand account on what it looks like to be poor in the U.S. As Terence walks from Atlanta, Georgia to Washington D.C. to raise awareness for this issue, he interviews experts and those experiencing poverty themselves. The film will leave the viewer changed with a question of how they can make a difference.
There will be a Q&A after the screening.
All residents of Virginia-Highland are invited and encouraged to attend the first community meeting regarding the development of the north-west corner of 10th and Monroe. Initial reports have indicated that Fuqua Development is proposing an 11-story hotel, grocery store, town homes and several hundred apartment units reaching from 10th street to Cresthill and between the Beltline and Monroe.
Please plan to attend the meeting and share your concerns, feedback and questions about the proposal, community engagement and project timeline.