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 program is 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


In partnership with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and PulteGroup, we will build 25 homes in the English Avenue and Vine City communities by 2020.


• Two-Story Home
• 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath
•1,900+ Square Feet,
• Appliances


• Principle Buy-Down
• $500 Monthly Stipend
• Marked, Take-Home Vehicle (When Available)


When will phase three construction begin?

We are currently taking applications for phase three and anticipate close out in spring 2020.

What are the requirements for the program?

• Sworn APD Officer or Command Staff (employed by APD for a minimum of two years at time of application);
• Complete a pre-screening application;
• Approval by Secure Neighborhoods Operational Committee;
• Interview with Selection Committee;
• Pre-qualification for mortgage loan
• Reside in the home for 5-8 years;
• Commit to serving (off-duty) hours as the community police officer

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

• Buy Down
• $500 Monthly Stipend
• Marked Take Home Vehicle (When Available)

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 Yajaira Lugo, and he will work with you to set up a plan.
Walter can be reached at 404-400-9954 or

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

For more information, please contact Harry Smith, Program Manager at 404.586.0180 or

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