Secure Neighborhoods Pathways to Homeownership

The Atlanta Police Foundation (APF) is creating pathways to homeownership for officers to purchase homes in strategic neighborhoods throughout the City of Atlanta to increase police visibility and enhance engagement between the Atlanta Police Department (APD) and the citizens they serve. Secure Neighborhoods offers sworn APD police officers affordable options and incentives to purchase a home that has been renovated or built from the ground up. This pro-gram is part of the Westside Security Plan Initiative and is currently focused in three target neighborhoods: English Avenue, Vine City and Pittsburgh.

APD officers interested in moving into the City of Atlanta?

The Atlanta Police Foundation offers a relocation incentive!

Below the forms for relocation bonus


The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and PulteGroup will build 25 homes in the English Avenue and Vine City communities over the next five years. Phase one of the project is the construction of five homes located on James P. Brawley Drive, NW.


• Two-Story Home
• 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath
• Two-Car-Rear-Loading Garage
• Over 2,000 Square Feet
• Appliances


• Down Payment Assistance
• Equity Incentives
• $500 Monthly Stipend
• Marked, Take-Home Vehicle


When will APF begin construction on the next series of homes?

APF is actively looking for the next available lots to begin construction on phase two of this project. However, with the excitement of real estate opportunities on the West-side, identifying space has been a challenge.

When will phase two construction begin?

We are currently taking applications for phase two and anticipate beginning the preliminary work by the summer of 2017.

What are the requirements for the program?

• Sworn APD Officer (minimum of two years);
• Complete a pre-screening application;
• Approval by Secure Neighborhoods Operational Committee;
• Pre-qualification for mortgage loan;
• Interview with Selection Committee;
• Reside in the home for a minimum of 5 years;
• Commit to engaging with the community.

What are the incentives to being a part of this program?

• Down Payment Assistance
• Equity Incentives
• $500 Monthly Stipend

I’m not quite ready to purchase a home, but would like to start planning, what should I do?

We encourage you to visit the Operation Hope Inside office located next to the human resources department (second floor) at APD headquarters. Ask for Walter Dees, and he will work with you to set up a plan.
Walter can be reached at 404.834.3334 or

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

For more information, please contact Ashley Wilson, Secure Neighborhoods Program Manager at 404.586.0180 or

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