At mayoral candidate forum, knives out for Atlanta’s housing authority. Does AH deserve it?Mayoral candidates discuss housing affordability at the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum's event. (Credit: George Burgan)
The top contenders in Atlanta’s mayoral race knocked the city’s housing authority during a candidate forum Wednesday, lamenting that Atlanta Housing (AH) isn’t doing enough to shelter the city’s most marginalized people. AH leaders, however, say the candidates don’t know what they’re talking about.
Could both sides be right?
On Wednesday, the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum assembled the mayoral hopefuls to discuss how they’d address the city’s mounting housing crisis. All of them made a promise to boost productivity at AH, which some believe is still underperforming after years of leadership turbulence and lawsuits.