By Bambie Hayes-Brown, PhD, ThD., President and CEO, Georgia Advancing Communities Together, Inc. The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s newly released report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, documents ...
SaportaReport is proud to present the latest in Thought Leaders from across Georgia. Designed as a general forum where experts may host discussions about their respective fields, SaportaReport Thought Leadership is sponsored by various industry leaders from the Atlanta area. Urban Land Institute, The Conservation Fund, Georgia Advancing Communities Together, The Reinvestment Fund and Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership account on their aim to maintain green building through education, responsible use of land and the creation and preservation of mixed-income communities through direct development, lending, policy research and advocacy that result in the equitable distribution of affordable housing throughout the metropolitan Atlanta region.
By Bambie Hayes-Brown, PhD, ThD., President and CEO, Georgia Advancing Communities Together, Inc. The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s newly released report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, documents a shortage of 207, 244 affordable and available rental homes for Georgia’s lowest-income renters, who make up one quarter of all renters in the U.S. […]
Access to quality early childhood education programs is critical to the broader economy as it allows parents and guardians to work and earn, while giving children the foundational skills to succeed in life. A 2018 study by GEEARS and the Metro Atlanta Chamber found child care challenges led to at least $1.75 billion in losses in […]
The American Dream by any definition includes the belief that one can work hard and achieve financial success. This aspiration is most often connected with the dream of homeownership. For the majority of low- and moderate-income households, homeownership is the most common way to grow financial independence and wealth. Today, a plethora of issues are […]
For the first time in a decade, owning a home in metro Atlanta has become “unaffordable” according to the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank. What does that mean for our region? For years, Atlanta has led the nation in income inequality and lack of economic mobility. In fact, if a person is born into poverty in […]
ULI Atlanta is pleased to announce the 26th Annual Awards for Excellence program on May 19th at the Eastern. Congratulations to the twelve projects who have made an outstanding impact on the Atlanta region. The Awards for Excellence program elevates real estate development projects and initiatives that exemplify ULI’s mission to shape the future of […]
By Karen Hatcher, CPM The housing market is hot, and sellers are realizing considerable increases in property values. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s latest Home Ownership Affordability Monitor, Metro Atlanta is no longer affordable. Historically low inventory, rising prices, and inflation is forcing Atlanta to look at creating real, sustainable solutions that will foster thriving communities and […]
By Meghan Maguire, Senior Associate, Communications at Reinvestment Fund When Nadine Ngouabe Dlodlo, a native of Cameroon, heard about the lack of affordable housing in Southwest Baltimore, she wanted to get involved. After a traditional bank turned her business plan down, she decided to go another route. When hearing about her vision to provide affordable […]
By Sara Haas, Sr. Director, Enterprise Community Partners Much of the affordable housing in Atlanta is made up of small- and medium-scale multifamily rental properties that are affordable, even though they operate without government subsidies. This type of housing fills a critical and growing demand by providing affordable residences for low- and moderate-income families. If […]
Daphne Bond-Godfrey to succeed Sarah Kirsch Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta is pleased to announce the appointment of Daphne Bond-Godfrey to executive director effective March 10. Bond-Godfrey assumes the role from Sarah Kirsch, who served as executive director for eight years. “It has been an absolute pleasure serving ULI Atlanta over the past decade,” said […]
By Yonina Gray, Director of External Relations at Reinvestment Fund CDFIs like Reinvestment Fund are positioned to connect the dots between community partners, financial institutions and policymakers to help drive healthy and equitable communities. This dot-connecting has allowed initiatives such as Invest Health to come to life to help a broader range of partners understand […]