Two public housing residents are set to be sworn in as board members of Atlanta’s housing authority.
A passionate advocate for affordable housing and a staple of the city’s Westside communities, Atlanta Housing commissioner James Allen passed away Tuesday night at 89 years old, AH officials said during Wednesday’s board meeting.
In yet another shocking switcheroo, the Atlanta Housing board of commissioners on Wednesday approved a settlement agreement that could end a years-long legal battle between the public housing agency and developer Integral Group and its partners.
The decision to forgo a vote on the settlement, which would have mandated that AH pay the Integral Group team $1.8 million in legal fees accrued during the fight, means the involved parties are headed to trial, Integral Group officials told SaportaReport.
After about 10 months with an interim leader, Atlanta’s housing authority has selected as its new president and CEO Gregory Johnson. Johnson is CEO of Cincinnati’s housing authority.
The board of the Atlanta Housing authority Wednesday approved the sale of 1.8 acres of land near the Civic Center to Southface, the nonprofit that promotes sustainable and green building practices in the region.
The Atlanta Housing Authority did not call a special board meeting by Wednesday evening to vote on a plan to refinance the debt on the Villages of East Lake – a date needed for the project to receive $5 million in federal funds.
The Cousins Foundation sent a pointed letter to AHA’s board and executives following their Feb. 28th board meeting, when they did not put the East Lake financing on the agenda.
The Atlanta Housing Authority is heading into the new year with a new chair for a board of commissioners that also has two new fairly new members.