Where Perry Homes used to be, before its 1999 demolition. (Credit: Google Maps)

Atlanta Housing (AH) leaders on Wednesday voted to add homeownership units to the development plan for the former Perry Homes site and two neighboring Westside properties, earmarking almost a third as affordable.

AH aims to introduce 223 houses and townhomes for purchase — including 64 at a price-point designated affordable — to the Perry Homes public housing site, which once had 1,100 apartments but has sat vacant and overgrown since the buildings were bulldozed in 1999, and two neighboring sites also owned by the public housing authority.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) still must approve the measure from AH’s board of commissioners. The AH board also approved asking HUD to allow the agency to add over $2 million in construction subsidies for the homeownership units.

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