Atlanta Public Schools (APS) may team with the City’s brand-new affordable housing organization on community-led, history-preserving remakes of several surplus properties – starting with the former Lakewood Heights and Peeples Street school sites. The Atlanta Board of Education Sept. 19 gave a thumbs-up to the innovative disposal strategy, which could involve partnership with the new […]
The team also unveiled the new name for School House Road — Carter Way.
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Mayor Andre Dickens announced Tuesday a historic commitment to building and preserving affordable housing.
The week in local news.
At Wednesday’s Eggs & Issues breakfast hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, newly reelected Gov. Brian Kemp opened the door for the state to start tackling the issue of housing affordability as an economic development issue.
The week in local news.
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the City of Refuge embarked on a $25 million capital campaign to further help individuals and families in crisis.
Atlanta was the second stop in the “HUD on the Road” tour. By Allison Joyner Yesterday, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge met with local Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) representatives to discuss homeownership affordable housing. Dr. David Thomas, President of Morehouse College and others affiliated with the institutions […]
By John Ruch Atlanta has a new short-term rental regulation born of concerns about community impacts like party houses. Its enforcement is on hold for similar reasons — just from the industry side, whose multi-property owners might be shut out of the market. Such community anecdotes and interests often drive short-term rental policymaking due to […]
This month, Georgians have one more chance to weigh in on the Democratic and Republican candidates in upcoming state races. Folks looking to submit their ballot should be aware of these key dates: Click here to check out Atlanta Civic Circle’s guide on key voting dates and the candidates going to runoffs. On to other […]
On Wednesday, June 1, community leaders gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Parkside Apartments, an affordable housing community nestled in the Bankhead/Historic Westin Heights neighborhood. Parkside features 182 units — including one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments — with each unit priced at an affordable rate. In the new building, 57 units are priced at […]
I’ll admit that I tuned in to a recent Georgia House candidate forum on housing affordability issues not so much to learn about solutions as to confirm why nothing ever really changes.
For the first time in a decade, owning a home in metro Atlanta has become “unaffordable” according to the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank. What does that mean for our region? For years, Atlanta has led the nation in income inequality and lack of economic mobility. In fact, if a person is born into poverty in […]
Intent on post-scandal reform and mission-shifting, the Development Authority of Fulton County has approved a new slate of deeper tax breaks aimed at incentivizing more affordable housing in South Fulton.
Something feels right in my departure from SaportaReport coinciding with the return of a Swedish musician to a stage near metro Atlanta.
The Atlanta City Council has approved legislation to provide tax breaks to build or preserve workforce housing anywhere in the city, specifically in high-demand areas, rather than only in blighted neighborhoods.
Chamblee’s housing consultant provided a snapshot Tuesday of housing costs in the city that make obvious the reason Chamblee intends to devise a strategy to induce a supply of dwellings at a range of prices.
By Guest Columnist MANDY MAHONEY. U.S. program director of the Regulatory Assistance Project
The South has long been defined by its heat and humidity, so much so that bragging about the heat has even become something of a punch line in certain circles. … As the global climate warms, extreme heat is growing more common in the South, and that is putting low-income people and communities of color at the highest risk of heat-related illness and even death.
The Norcross Housing Authority plans to demolish a 1960s-era housing project to build an apartment complex that is to more than quadruple the number of units of public housing, market rate workforce housing and affordable housing units.