These are the agencies Atlanta’s new leaders must rely on for affordable housing promises
When Atlanta’s new mayor and city council are sworn in next month, they’ll have a network of public offices at their disposal that are equipped to develop affordable housing. Will they make the most of these tools to create a more welcoming and equitable city?
The city’s public housing authority, Atlanta Housing, is charged with developing and maintaining government-subsidized housing, and then placing lower-income people in those units.
Largely funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, AH has faced criticism for years for leadership shake-ups and lawsuits. Some public officials even consider the housing authority dysfunctional, due to its checkered past, although CEO Eugene Jones has told Atlanta Civic Circle that many people haven’t noticed how it turned its act around when he came aboard in 2019.