Mayoral candidate Q&A: Antonio Brown talks housing affordability
Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown launched his bid for mayor with a pledge to “reimagine Atlanta.” That kind of ambition, of course, demands a tough look at myriad issues — crime, income inequality and education, among others — that can be addressed by first ensuring Atlantans have housing stability.
“The crime we see is a side effect of generational poverty going on for decades in this city,” Brown told Atlanta Civic Circle in an interview. He wants to help marginalized citizens create generational wealth by way of housing innovation. “We, as a city, cannot call ourselves the Black Mecca of the South if we’ve left behind a constituency which we force into poverty because we have not created opportunities for them to coexist in thriving communities.”