Citizens Defeat Effort To Weaken Atlanta’s Housing Affordability Goals

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Citizens Defeat Effort To Weaken Atlanta’s Housing Affordability Goals

Victory was sweet for affordable housing advocates who quickly mobilized over the course of 72 hours in the wake of reporting by Atlanta Progressive News, as the Atlanta City Council’s Community Development/Human Resources Cmte (CD/HR) stripped a controversial ordinance of language that would have eliminated the City of Atlanta’s existing affordable housing goals and would have weakened the City’s definition of affordable housing.(Continue)
Georgia ACT’s Relationship Manager William McFarland spoke at the committee meeting to urge the committee to take more time to consider the ordinance, so as not to establish an unfortunate precedent by setting a new upper threshold for income-eligibility of subsidized rental units at 80% AMI.