The Office of Housing & Community Development contributes to the neighborhood revitalization efforts of the City of Atlanta and Department of City Planning through the integration of targeted programs, outreach and coordination focused on investment in neighborhood commercial areas. We partner with community-based organizations to identify how underutilized business districts can be re-energized to become more welcoming places that will attract needed goods and services. We also seek to support the small businesses that serve our neighborhoods and encourage entrepreneurs looking to fill a vacant storefront.
Our programs include the following:
- Atlanta Main Street
- Vending Program
- Urban Enterprise Zone
- Community Improvement Districts
- Small Business Support
- Small Business Occupation Tax Waiver Program
Project Highlight: Cascade Next was created in partnership with the Atlanta City Studio for the City of Atlanta to build on the momentum of local community organizations to establish the Cascade Heights Commercial District as a destination of choice for the surrounding neighborhoods and beyond. The community events, listening sessions and steering committees were organized as an opportunity for all who work, live and shop in the Cascade Heights area to convene for focused conversations about the future of the Cascade Heights Commercial District. We see Cascade Next as a community activation tool to help guide our planning decisions from an Economic Development perspective.