Peoplestown: The Place

Peoplestown, one of the six neighborhoods comprising Atlanta’s urban core, has a rich history of community-based organizing and deep social networks. The Peoplestown Revitalization Corporation has facilitated the building of affordable housing and fostered economic development in the neighborhood since its founding in 1991. Emmaus House, formed in 1967, historically served as an incubator for neighborhood-based organizing and empowerment, and gave birth to tenant unions as well as Atlanta’s first welfare rights organization.