About Us

The Atlanta Regional Housing Forum is a quarterly gathering of affordable housing stakeholders from all sectors - private, public, nonprofit, philanthropic and concerned citizens. The Atlanta Regional Housing Forum was founded more than 30 years ago by Bill Bolling, the founder and past president and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. During this time housing stakeholders have gathered quarterly to discuss affordable housing, community development, transportation, transit, homelessness, health and other related topics. 

We will also examine issues such as outdated zoning practices, overly narrow funding models, counterproductive density regulations and a general lack of information all impact the region’s ability to deliver housing necessary for continued economic growth of the region.

The Forum is a collaborative effort of more than 20 organizations. The effort staffed by Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP)

If you have comments or questions about this site, please contact:

George S. Burgan
Senior Director for Communications & Technology
Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc.
404-420-1583 gburgan@andpi.org

Marisa Lang Ghani
Senior Planner, Land Use
Atlanta Regional Commission
470-378-1596  mghani@atlantaregional.org

Forum Advisory Board


Bill Bolling, Chair, Foodwell Alliance

James Alexander, Mercy Housing


Kathleen Brownlee, Purpose Built Communities


Ann Carpenter, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


Jill Cromartie, Georgia Dept of Community Affairs


Aaron Goldman, Perennial Properties


Lisa Gordon, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity


Bambi Hayes-Brown, Georgia ACT


Raphael Holloway, Gateway Center


Daniel W. Immergluck, Georgia State University


Sarah Kirsch, Urban Land Institute – Atlanta


Geoff Koski, Bleakly Advisory Group


Terri Lee, City of Atlanta


Kate Little, Housing Advocate/Consultant


Odetta Macleish-White, TransFormation Alliance


Cathryn Marchman, Partners for HOME


Michael Murphy, Cobb County Board of Commissioners   


John O’Callaghan, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership

Marion Phillips, Georgia Power

Amanda Rhein, Atlanta Community Land Trust

Meaghan Shannon-Vlkovic, Enterprise Community Partners

Samyukth Shenbaga, Atlanta Regional Commission


Forum Steering Committee

Bill Bolling, Foodwell Alliance

James Alexander, Mercy Housing

George Burgan, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership

Marisa Ghani, Atlanta Regional Commission

Bruce Gunter, Civitas Housing Group

Forum Organizational Hosts

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership

Atlanta Regional Commission