By Guest Columnist GIL FRANK, co-founder and executive director of Historic Westside Gardens
In the affordable housing crisis that brews in Atlanta, lower-income people and marginalized populations suffer most.
Historic Westside Gardens focuses on food justice, primarily on the Westside, where it is essential to note at the outset that around 70 percent of residents are lower-income renters. … Historic Westside Gardens chose to focus on the lack of food access, the “food desert” problem, while recognizing that people do not live their life in a silo. HWG is aware that, for residents, food access is not, today, their priority. Housing is their priority. How to link these two rights?