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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

What makes this era of Atlanta’s gentrification different?

A large home pops up alongside a more modest one. (Photo by Emilia Weinrobe)

The ongoing pandemic has sped up changes already occurring in the metro-Atlanta housing market, accelerating gentrification and worsening the already critical shortages in affordable housing. But this era is different for our sprawling metro region because of a shift in the demographic profile of the suburbs–and the increasingly regional effects of gentrification.

That means both Atlanta and the surrounding metro-area counties and cities must work together to keep gentrification from further pricing people out of the entire region.

Atlanta’s gentrification started in the 1970s with the business-led creation of ‘Midtown’ and the adjacent in-town neighborhoods of Inman Park and Virginia Highlands.

Here are some big-picture regional & metro-Atlanta solutions:

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King Williams

King Williams is a multimedia documentary film director and author based in Atlanta, Georgia. King’s documentary “The Atlanta Way: A Documentary on Gentrification” will be released this Summer. He is an associate producer on the upcoming Sara Burns (daughter of documentarian Ken Burns)/Dave McMahon’s 2019 documentary – ‘East Lake’ – on the former East Lake Meadows housing project. King can be reached at king@saportareport.com or @iamkingwilliams on Instagram and Twitter. His number is: 470-310-1795.

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