Georgia ACT 2017 Legislative Report

We are pleased to share this Final 2017 Legislative Report with you, our member organizations and supporters, to let you know what happened this year at the Georgia General Assembly. This was a good session for affordable housing with enactment of legislation that addresses valuation of low income housing tax credit properties (HB 285/HB 196),…

SaportaReport: Power of “We” (Part 3)

In the latest installment of SaportaReport’s The Power of “We” series, Georgia ACT’s role in the creation and preservation of affordable housing is highlighted. With new development projects popping up in and around Atlanta, maintaining and creating affordable housing for residents continues to be a challenge. Through advocacy, education and partnerships with housing advocates across the state –…

New Report: As the South Grows

Grantmakers for Southern Progress and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) have published the first report in their series, As the South Grows. “The goal of the project is to increase the amount and sustainability of funding from local and regional Southern funders, as well as from national funders, that improve the quality of…

People & Places 2017 Discount for Georgia ACT Members

Georgia ACT members can receive $100 off the early-bird registration rate for People & Places 2017, which lifts local solutions to a national stage. It’s a great opportunity to connect with placemakers from different regions, cultures, and national networks. View the content outline to see how the themes and content relate to your 2017 goals. You’ll connect…

Recap: Let’s Talk Housing

National experts from the Housing Trust Fund Project of the Center for Community Change conducted a half-day communications training in Atlanta on November 1. Trainers Katy Heins and Michael Anderson provided insight learned from decades of research about the effectiveness of values based messaging and presented examples of how aligned messages and messengers have been…

Press Release: Fifth Third’s $30 Billion Community Development Plan

Community Organizations Celebrate Fifth Third Bank’s   $30 Billion Community Development Plan Atlanta, Ga. – Georgia Advancing Communities Together, Inc. commends the $30 billion Community Development Plan announced by Fifth Third Bank today. The Plan was developed in an agreement between Fifth Third and members and allies of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), which…

Atlanta Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge

Enterprise Community Partners, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and Georgia ACT have launched the Atlanta Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge. The Preservation Challenge is an idea competition to generate innovative, implementable proposals that will help preserve affordable housing in the Atlanta region and throughout Georgia’s urban centers. This competition is open to all stakeholders with…