The saga of the redevelopment of Herndon Homes is multi-layered and complex. In multiple interviews with people familiar with the project – one truth is apparent. Promises were made to the community. And promises were broken.
By Guest Columnist JOE BEASLEY, a human rights activist in Atlanta and founder of the Joe Beasley Foundation
The taxpayers of Atlanta are losing over $30 million annually trying to maintain the Atlanta City Detention Center. We must ask whether that remains a good investment and, if not, how to create something that would be worthy of our great city and its historic legacy. I believe we need to strive for more.
By Guest Columnist HATTIE DORSEY, civic volunteer, founder and retired president of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership
Gentrification is a word used to describe what happens with housing development patterns in cities, particularly in the North, Midwest and West Coast cities, when neighborhoods change by race and by income. It was not a pattern that happened in the South, because housing in this region was segregated by race even years after the civil rights movement.
Through the Enterprise Rose Fellowship, one designer will focus on creating affordable housing design in Sylvan Hills and Browns Mill Park.With other fellows at three other locations nationwide, Deborah Pérez Centeno will work with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to design affordable housing and engage the surrounding neighborhoods.
Andre Dickens is the Post-3 At-Large, Atlanta City Councilman, who has been in office since 2013. Andre Dickens has been one of the few councilmen to be outspoken on issues of gentrification and housing affordability.
Georgia has earmarked federal tax credits to provide 650 affordable rental homes in metro Atlanta and they are scheduled to ready for occupancy in late 2020, according to a statement from the Department of Community Affairs on the award of a total of $25 million statewide in federal Housing Tax Credits.
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Aug. 10, 2018
The Atlanta BeltLine Inc., in the midst of a transition in leadership, has adopted a new affordable housing strategy and has been actively engaged in acquiring land as well as making sure BeltLine transit remains on the City of Atlanta’s More MARTA plans.
Georgia is among six states in which voters in the Nov. 6 election approved ballot measures to address housing affordability. Groups to benefit include the mentally disabled, including a program in metro Atlanta that’s supported by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, veterans and, in California, farm workers.
The good news about Atlanta not getting picked for Amazon’s second or third headquarters is that the region doesn’t face the prospect the wsj.com framed in this headline: Amazon’s Move to Long Island City Sparks Condo Frenzy.
Voters in Oregon face a ballot initiative Tuesday that represents the stuff of dreams for some advocates of affordable housing in Georgia – a proposal that is to produce more bang for each buck of public investment in homes affordable to those earning the salaries of schoolteachers.