Housing Day at the Capitol 2018 A Huge Success!

On Thursday, March 1, over 70 individuals representing non-profits, for-profits, and grassroots citizens attended Housing Georgia and Georgia ACT’s Annual Housing Day at the Capitol. Housing advocates, from as far away as Warner Robins and Valdosta, engaged Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia State Senate and House Representatives, and other elected officials on affordable housing issues and…

Housing Day at the Capitol 2018

Join Housing Georgia and Georgia ACT for Housing Day at the Capitol 2018! Raise Your Voice in Support of Affordable Housing for All Georgians! Housing Day at the Capitol 2018 will be on March 1, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Our location this year will be in the Old Council Chambers in Atlanta…

Press Release: Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Approved for BeltLine Overlay District and Westside Neighborhoods

MANDATORY INCLUSIONARY ZONING APPROVED FOR BELTLINE OVERLAY DISTRICT AND WESTSIDE NEIGHBORHOODS Contact: William McFarland, Tel.: (40) 586-0740 Email: wmcfarland@georgiaact.org  Website: www.georgiaact.org Georgia ACT joins affordable housing advocates and Atlanta residents in celebrating a truly historic moment in the struggle to provide affordable housing in the City of Atlanta – the recent adoption of mandatory inclusionary…

Georgia ACT Awarded Fifth Third Foundation Grant

Press Release Courtesy of The Fifth Third Foundation   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jewanna Gaither, VP, Regional Communications Manager 678.237.4379 Fifth Third Foundation Announces 2017 Strengthening Our Communities Fund Award Recipients   ATLANTA  – The Fifth Third Foundation has announced its 2017 Strengthening Our Communities (SOC) Fund grants for Georgia. The Fund awards grants to…

Georgia ACT Receives Grant from Metro Fair Housing Services

Georgia ACT recently received a grant from Metro Fair Housing Services to implement the Inclusive Communities Down Payment Assistance Program (ICDPA). The program provides low-to-moderate income individuals (with household income of 80 percent or less of area median income) with the opportunity to become homeowners in neighborhoods of color adversely affected by the foreclosure crisis:…

ATL Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge Winner Announced

The organizers of Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge (Enterprise Community Partners, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and Georgia Advancing Communities Together) are pleased to announce Tapestry Development Group as the winner of the ATL Challenge competition. The formal announcement was made during the first quarterly Atlanta Regional Housing Forum of 2017 earlier today. Tapestry Development…

Trump’s Budget Cuts for FY 2018

President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request – released May 23, 2017 – proposes to slash federal investments in affordable housing and other essential programs that ensure basic living standards for low income individuals and families. If enacted, it would eliminate the National Housing Trust Fund, cause more than 250,000 families to lose their housing vouchers,…