On Monday, the Atlanta City Council green-lit legislation that paves the way for a few new affordable housing options in Southwest Atlanta.
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Atlanta Housing board lowers work requirements for rent assistance
More than 1,000 families could soon become eligible for rent assistance from Atlanta’s housing authority, thanks to a policy change enacted Wednesday afternoon.
Mayor Bottoms taps real estate pro Kirk Rich for Atlanta Housing board
Leadership at Atlanta’s housing authority might undergo another change in the near future.
Athens considers SPLOST that could boost housing affordability. Could that work for Atlanta?
The Athens-Clark County government has drafted a more than $300 million project list for a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) which, if backed by voters in a November referendum, would produce much-needed affordable housing, among other things. Could that work for Atlanta?
Invest Atlanta okays creation, rehab for 709 affordable housing units
The City of Atlanta’s economic development agency approved bond resolutions that would help fund the construction and restoration of more than 700 affordable apartments.
Habitat for Humanity promises affordable for-sale homes on Atlanta’s Southside
A $25 million project by Atlanta Habitat for Humanity aims to bolster the city’s stock of for-sale affordable homes.
How Atlanta-based start-up PadSplit ‘threads the legal needle’ to provide affordable housing
Many housing experts have said one of the best ways to wrangle Atlanta’s affordability crisis is to diversify the housing stock, and one local start-up is on a mission to corner some of that untapped market.
English Avenue’s long-stalled Herndon Square project to (finally) break ground in January
At long last, a much-awaited housing project is on track to launch construction in English Avenue in the near future.
Almost 1,000 units are in the Beltline’s affordable housing pipeline. Here’s where.
The Atlanta Beltline has miles to go, in terms of fulfilling its goal of producing and preserving 5,600 units of affordable housing along the popular multi-use trail.
Not-so-affordable housing project in Buckhead gets $3.4M in tax incentives. But why?
A luxury apartment project planned in Buckhead recently earned nearly $3.5 million in tax incentives, which has some local leaders scratching their heads.
Murphy Crossing neighbors demand transparency during sale of Beltline-adjacent property
What could become of Murphy Crossing, the 20-acre Southwest Atlanta property neighboring the Beltline’s Westside Trail, is anyone’s guess. But neighbors of the potential redevelopment site—residents of Oakland City, Adair Park, and Capitol View—want to ensure whatever happens there gels with the surrounding culture and doesn’t spur mass displacement.
Atlanta, Fulton County leaders want YOU to help imagine ‘fair housing’ plans
The City of Atlanta and Fulton County are calling on residents to help them update their strategy for fostering “fair housing” practices.
Experts talk gaps, opportunities in metro Atlanta’s affordable housing methods
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.
Chicago’s Eugene Jones tapped as next CEO of Atlanta’s housing authority
The Atlanta Housing board of commissioners elected Tuesday afternoon to tap Chicago’s Eugene Jones as its next chief executive officer.
The ins and outs of the $50 million Home First supportive housing initiative
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.
Blocks from Beltline’s Westside Trail, affordable housing complex soon to debut
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 […]
Could ‘100 Great Ideas’ help Atlanta shed its affordable housing crisis?
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.