Why do we have a neighborhood association?

Charitable, Educational and Cultural Purposes:

Colonial Hills Neighborhood Association, Inc. (CHNA) is a voluntary association of individuals the purposes of which, as set forth in the articles of incorporation, are exclusively charitable, education and cultural within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purposes of the Corporation shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

  1. To foster a sense of community among the residents of Colonial Hills and the city of East Point and heighten awareness of issues affecting the same through education and communication.
  2. To engage in non-partisan, non-political activities that foster communication and civic pride among residents of Colonial Hills and the citizens of East Point
  3. To perform all other acts necessary or incidental to the above and to do whatever is deemed necessary, useful, advisable, or conducive, directly or indirectly, to carry out any of the purposes of the Corporation, as set forth in the articles of incorporation and these bylaws, including the exercise of all other power and authority enjoyed by the Corporation generally by virtue of the provisions of the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code (subject to and within the limitations of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code).

What are the benefits of membership?

  • 1st time resident members receive a CHNA welcome package including a flag and/or other items
  • Only members can vote on Association issues and officer/board elections
  • Discounts on Lawn Elephant services
  • Discounts on neighborhood Yard Sales

What is the cost of membership?

Just $25 per 12 month period per household.  These dues allow up to 2 votes for permanent adult residents or owners. Seniors age 65 and older receive a complimentary membership. Other residents having trouble with the membership cost may contact the Board to apply for an earned membership where one could volunteer a small amount of time to gain membership.

Are the dues tax deductible?

Yes! As a nonprofit corporation, your dues for membership are tax deductible.

Is there an “Associate” membership?

Yes. “Friends of Colonial Hills” can stay involved for just $15 per calendar year per person. Friends receive the “friends packet” and receive all regular notices.

How do I make payments for dues or other CHNA purchases?

If you need to pay your member dues, or if you are a business or organization wanting to make a donation to Colonial Hills Neighborhood Association, you can now make a secured payment transaction using PayPal.  Don’t have a PayPal account?  No problem!  You can use any major credit card.  CHNA will never be involved with any of your financial information, so there’s no need to be worried about internet security.  PayPal ensures all the security from their encrypted site, and payment is deposited directly into CHNA’s bank account.

Not sure still? That’s OK–if you don’t want to make an online payment, just let the Treasurer know by e-mailing Otherwise, just click on the “Donate” button below to get started. You will receive a separate e-mail from the Treasurer with your tax-deductable receipt.  This includes donations and/or member dues, but may not apply if you are making a purchase or receiving something in return. If in doubt, just ask!

After clicking the button, you will be securely moved to PayPal’s encrypted site, where you can enter the exact donation amount. Standard dues amount is $25.00/household. If you’re not sure, just ask!. Please leave a note in the space provided to add any details.


Secure online transactions

Secure online transactions


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