As Atlanta struggles to develop affordable housing, one model for permanent affordability is gaining traction. The Atlanta Land Trust has just completed a $13.9 million campaign to develop three housing communities in the city with a total 120 units – 90 of which will be permanently affordable.
A beautiful mature tree adorns the steep front yard of a historic home in the southwest Atlanta Pittsburgh community. The home represents so much of what we want as a city. Historic preservation. Affordability. Tree conservation. Density. Sustainable development. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Atlanta Land Trust held an open house on […]
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 […]
A nearly $900,000 gift to the Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) is expected to help produce up to 50 new permanently affordable housing units in the city’s “black and brown neighborhoods,” according to a press release from the organization.
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As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, claiming lives, shuttering businesses and forcing people to isolate from friends and family, the need to produce and preserve affordable housing in Atlanta and beyond has never been more severe.
Atlanta isn’t likely to swiftly build its way out of the shortage of affordable housing. Case in point: The clock’s been ticking more than a year on one project near the Atlanta BeltLine that’s to be built by a non-profit developer on land that was donated. The first shovel could hit the ground late this year or in early 2020.
As Atlanta loses affordable homes every year, land trusts could help—if they can scale.
By Maria Saporta A model partnership for preservation, sustainability and permanent affordability held a kickoff ceremony Wednesday along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. The project includes the rehabilitation of two historic properties and the possible development of a new home along the Westside BeltLine. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation purchased the three properties from […]
ATLANTA (January 23, 2019)—ULI Atlanta, an Urban Land Institute (ULI) district council, today announces Amanda Rhein is the new chair for the Livable Communities Council (LCC). Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Rhein is leading the council in its mission to improve metro Atlanta’s quality of life through advancing the critical role affordable housing plays across the […]