A Strategic, Regional Approach to Metro Atlanta's Housing Challenges
Thursday, December 12, 2019
(Location: St. Luke's Church)
Local communities across the region are in differing stages of dealing with their housing challenges, but it’s clearly an issue that has risen in importance among elected officials, residents, and the private sector. Join us as we discuss ARC's new regional strategy.
Mayor Bottoms details housing affordability plan
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms released long-awaited details Monday for a $1 billion plan to produce and preserve 20,000 affordable housing units across the city over the next seven years.
Those details, unveiled at a groundbreaking of a new 147-unit affordable housing project in south Atlanta, called for dozens of actions that multiple agencies will have to take to reach those lofty goals, including: Developing affordable housing on vacant, publicly owned land; Redeveloping blighted and distressed properties; Expanded home ownership opportunities; Incentivized housing near transit; and Leveraging federal funds. MORE