By Hannah E. Jones A new Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Service Center in the City of South Fulton has opened its doors. Habitat is a nonprofit that works to improve housing and empower residents to reach their homeownership goals. The new center, the largest expansion in the institution’s 38-year history, reflects the organization’s […]
Atlanta has postponed until after city elections the likely date of a vote by the Atlanta City Council on three proposals intended to promote construction of affordable dwellings in existing residential neighborhoods and eliminate some on-site parking requirements.
The City of Atlanta is literally at a crossroads over how it will grow.
In a time where housing prices are through the roof, and eviction moratoriums dominate the headlines, different approaches to homeownership could pave the way for a brighter housing future. The folks at the Atlanta Land Trust are using a model they believe can be implemented nationally to create affordable housing — permanently. Here’s how it […]
By Guest Columnist SALLY FLOCKS, Founder and former president, PEDS
Nothing encourages walking more than the presence of other people and having places worth walking to.
Atlanta notified the federal government in May that it is pursuing policies to remove barriers to affordable housing, according to a report required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Atlanta has stepped back from, but not abandoned, plans to boost residential density in traditional neighborhoods after receiving more than 1,000 public comments on the original proposal, according to a revised draft of the plan, released Tuesday.
Atlanta on Sept. 1 is to begin its program to more than triple the cost of impact fees charged to new houses. The fee hike represents one nettlesome issue around housing affordability.
Two stunning signs of gentrification now appear on a street in a legacy Black neighborhood south of the state Capitol that had the nation’s highest foreclosure rate during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009.
The Atlanta REALTORS Association is the largest real estate association in Georgia, with over 12,000 members. By Allison Joyner Earlier this month, Cynthia Lippert, president of the Atlanta REALTORS Association, wrote a letter to her fellow members apologizing for the organization’s past actions and discriminatory practices that prevented Black realtors and clients from purchasing residential […]
This story originally appeared on Atlanta Civic Circle By Sean Keenan Atlantans seeking help avoiding possible eviction better hurry if they want to get money from the city’s emergency rental assistance program. Only the first 2,000 applicants who file the requisite paperwork will be considered before the application window closes again. The online application portal opened […]
Atlanta BeltLine Inc. says it will spend the next 18 months coming up with a community-informed plan for the 31-acre Bankhead property it recently bought to catch up on its unfulfilled promises to create affordable housing. How affordable “affordable” might be remains a key question. The timeline and open-to-ideas approach to 425 Chappell Road were […]
Lending practices for affordable housing and underserved communities are among the topics expected to rise to the forefront at the nation’s biggest housing finance institutions following a ruling Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Creating an affordable home for small businesses and local residents in a gentrifying area usually means hoping that some far-away developer will throw the community a bone. But at one site in Atlanta’s Capitol View, a social enterprise organization is trying to flip that script with a permanently affordable project the community itself would own […]
By AMIR FAROKHI, an Atlanta City Councilmember seeking reelection to serve a district reaching from Downtown Atlanta through Candler Park.
In the wake of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Atlanta City Design Housing report, a debate is taking place about what our city should look like in the future. Specifically, how we might alter our zoning code to manage our growth.
The massive South River Forest public park concept and housing affordability studies in Buckhead and Chamblee are just a few of the programs that this week won technical or financial assistance from the Atlanta Regional Commission. The ARC on May 12 announced eight winners of its competitive, annual Community Development Assistance Program support. Through CDAP, […]
By Guest Columnist BOB IRVIN, former Republican minority leader in Georgia’s House of Representatives
Atlanta, your city government is trying to trick you.
Two closely watched reports paint a piercing picture of housing affordability in metro Atlanta – home prices are up 9.6% in the past 12 months, and the proportion of residents who own their home is falling at a rate that leads the nation.
By Guest Columnist WILLIAM D. BRYAN, program manager with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
It’s no secret that Atlanta has an affordable housing problem. The city’s recent rapid growth has depleted affordable housing stock while an inflated real estate market has displaced many long-time residents. The city has approved a $100 million bond initiative to retain and develop dwellings affordable to those earning the salary of teacher or firefighter. But housing affordability depends on more than the price of shelter; it also depends on making energy affordable.
The agency is tight-lipped about plans.