The problems are clear: Atlanta’s affordable housing stock is waning and being replaced with increasingly expensive developments, and the cost of living is rising while income inequality is becoming more extreme. Identifying the best possible solutions, though, depends on who you ask.
Atlanta’s $50 million Home First program—now fully funded, thanks to a $114,000 gift from Ameris Bank—endeavors to create 550 much-needed units of permanent supportive housing for the city’s chronically homeless and other marginalized people.
By Sean Keenan Just a stone’s throw from the northern reaches of the Beltline’s Westside Trail, a 47-unit affordable housing complex is a just few months from completion. This modest investment won’t fix all the affordability issues in a city oft-considered the U.S. capital of income inequality, but it at least moves the needle in […]
Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to vanquish Atlanta’s daunting affordable housing crisis. Housing affordability — in Atlanta and many other major cities — is a complicated issue, and there are countless methods that municipal governments have tried to curb the problem.