Mechanicsville Public Safety Forum TOMORROW (5/21) @ 5:30PM

Good afternoon everyone!
Sorry for the late notice on this, but I’m sure you are all aware of the public safety challenges we’ve been experiencing in the neighborhood for several months now. To be honest, these have been ongoing for several years now, particularly as it pertains to shootings. We’ve been working hard to ensure that our neighborhood is getting the support it needs to ensure our residents are safe, but we strongly that there’s much room for improvement. With that said, in light of the fact that Mechanicsville Civic Association hasn’t been able to have an in-person meeting for a couple of months now, we have decided to host a community public safety forum TOMORROW (5/21) at 5:30 PM. I apologize for the late notice, but it’s been difficult coordinating availability for the public safety and elected officials that we’ve invited to attend.
You can join the forum here:
Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM
Meeting ID
Phone Numbers
‪+1 419-746-0734‬
PIN: ‪627 687 732#‬
As always, please come armed with your questions, comments, and concerns!

SXSW Candidate Forum TONIGHT

The SXSW Candidate Forum is a joint initiative of NPU-I, NPU-S, NPU-T and NPU-V. The forum is an opportunity to hear the positions of GA House Candidates from District 56 and 57. The forum is a non partisan enterprise. All qualified candidates were invited to participate. Each candidate will be asked the same questions and given the same amount of time to give answers. Questions will be submitted by members of the participating NPUs.

Register by clicking this link:

How to Lower Your Property Tax Virtual Workshop

Greetings NPU Chairpersons,

My name is Charnette Trimble, Executive Director of Grandmama’s House located in Southwest Atlanta (NPU-S). Daniel Vasquez, NPU Program Coordinator for the City of Atlanta suggested that I contact each of you directly about our upcoming workshop.  I am hosting a How to Lower Your Property Tax Virtual Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 am.

In this free workshop, Stacey E. Reynolds, Staff Attorney of Atlanta Legal Aid Society will share valuable information about Fulton County Property Tax Exemptions and Appeals. Welcoming remarks will be made by LISC-Atlanta’s Executive Director, Dale Royal.

I would appreciate it very kindly, if you were to distribute the flyer link below to all your NPU Members so they can become empowered homeowners. Registration is required for this online event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

Workshop Details:
How to Lower Your Property Tax Virtual Workshop
Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 am
Flyer Link:

Nicholas House COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Families

Good morning!  Here is updated information on Nicholas House’s emergency assistance program and how to get help to share with NPU-V and Peoplestown.

With the support of the Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund and other funders, Nicholas House is providing emergency rent, utilities and food support to families in the Stadium Neighborhoods (Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and Grant Park) and Metro Atlanta impacted by COVID-19.  Information is below and available in more detail in this flyer—please share with anyone who may be able to benefit!

Nicholas House Prevention Assistance Email:

Nicholas House Prevention Assistance Line: 404-789-5626

Services are for families only. Applicants must have at least 1 child ages 0-17 in their household. Applicants should provide their name, phone number, County or city limits they live in and should specify the type of assistance needed. A case manager will respond promptly.

These resources are also available at

No Mechanicville Civic Association Meeting This Monday

Mechanicsville Civic Association was originally supposed to meet on Monday, May 4, but this meeting is now canceled. Separately, NPU-V was scheduled to meet on Monday, May 11, and that meeting has also been canceled. From my understanding, the License & Review Board, the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and Zoning Review Board meetings are also canceled for May. Please continue to stay safe everyone!

Southside Medical Center COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing

Non-Registered (Remain in car at all times with windows up until otherwise directed)

1. If you do not have internet access or need assistance proceed to red tent
2. Register online at (remain in your car in line)
3. Schedule your immediate Telehealth Visit (needed for test approval)
4. Show ID to SMC Employee and follow directives at white tent

Registered Patients (Remain in car at all times with windows up until otherwise directed)

1. Keep window up
2. Upon arrival show ID and approval code through vehicle window
3. Proceed to testing station
4. Show ID to SMC Employee and follow directives

Thank you for visiting our Drive-Through COVID:19 Testing Site. Your Provider will contact you in most cases within 24 hours with your COVID-19 test results and plan of care.

You are able to go home for self-isolation and monitoring while waiting for the test results. You should follow the prevention steps on the back side of this card until a doctor says you can return to normal activities.

If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 in the interim, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or body aches, please contact us for a Telemedicine appointment.

Call 404-688-1350 or Visit

Nicholas House is ready to help with Eviction Prevention

Hi Team,

I want you to know that Nicholas House has an emergency procedure in place to help families with children with Eviction Prevention and Families with Children with Homelessness. Their usual uptake is through the Gateway Center, however they are asking people to contact them Directly at the Boulevard Location. They will work with the reception person to fill out a form and within 72 hours a case worker will be in touch with them. Nicholas house is experiencing a flood of calls right now and they have brought on extra case workers (with some of the funds we allocated to them) to help take care of applicants.

I can give you one example that will no breach confidentiality:

A woman with children was living in her car in a parking lot in Mechanicsville. They were notified and now she is in a hotel room with a kitchen while they work out how to get her started in their program. This is all thanks to the $$$ we awarded them.

If you know of a family with children that is facing eviction please have them call Nicholas house.

Nicholas House
(404) 622-0793

I thought we all could use a bit of good news so I had to share.

Much Love to you all!


Rick Hudson