Affordable Housing Impact Statements could guide policy in Atlanta

By Guest Columnist MATTHEW CHARLES CARDINALE, CEO and news editor of Atlanta Progressive News

As Atlanta’s City Council considers its next big moves on affordable housing and community development, decision-makers and stakeholders alike have the opportunity to benefit from a bold, cutting-edge policy tool: Affordable Housing Impact Statements.

Much like an environmental impact statement or a fiscal impact statement, an Affordable Housing Impact Statement would specify the estimated impact of certain public policy decisions of the City Council on Atlanta’s affordable housing stock.