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Highlighting stories about supporting partners and those advancing affordable housing solutions in the City of Atlanta
Making Atlanta Affordable: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms shares city’s first ever affordable housing action plan (Atlanta Voice)
Viewpoint: How to make Atlanta a place everyone can call home  (Atlanta Business Chronicle)
ATL Habitat for Humanity’s Mission to Invest More in City’s Affordable Housing (WABE)  (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
The Westside Work continues: There are no silver bullets (Saporta Report)
Atlanta is nation’s fourth fastest gentrifying city, study says (11Alive)
Viewpoint: Affordable housing central to Atlanta City Design (Atlanta Business Chronicle)
Atlanta affordable housing resolution aims to encourage construction, expedite permitting (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

Funders’ Collective Update

The HouseATL Funders’ Collective is a system for private and philanthropic resources to leverage public dollars to create and preserve affordable and mixed-income housing to support the goal of creating and preserving 20,000+ affordable homes in the next 8 – 10 years. The Funders’ Collective launched this year with Philanthropic, Corporate, Public Sector, Bank and CDFI representatives participating on three working committees – Design, Pipeline, and Capital. The committees are creating the infrastructure for the Collective’s operations and developing the sourcing and evaluation process for deals.

The Pipeline Review Committee will kick-off August 23rd. This committee will help operationalize and coordinate housing transaction through the broader Funders’ Collective by sourcing and tracking the pipeline. This committee will review projects with financing gaps and utilizing a project priority screening tool to coordinate public, private, and philanthropic resources. Please contact Meaghan Shannon-Vlkovic at for additional details or questions you have about the Funders Collective.

Georgia DCA QAP Listening Sessions

Every year, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Housing Finance and Development Division updates Georgia’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), the document of policies that guide how DCA distributes Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs). LIHTCs represent the largest funding source for affordable rental housing development in Georgia.

As part of our annual QAP public input process, DCA seeks input from affordable housing industry partners on existing and potential future QAP policies. Please consider attending one of our listening sessions. Please direct any questions to Grace Graszer at

100 Great Ideas Campaign

In HouseATL’s guiding principles we recognize that solutions must be regional. We also recognize that solutions need input and perspectives of residents. 100 Great Ideas was led by Enterprise Community Partners with the support of many HouseATL partners to expand the conversation regionally and conducted the 100 Great Ideas Atlanta campaign on housing affordability. The five-day, online community brainstorm (held in a Facebook group) invited Atlanta residents to share their ideas on the question “What are the best ways to improve housing affordability in metro Atlanta?”
Over the course of the week, 863 residents generated nearly 200 ideas and engaged in meaningful dialogue to share and discuss ideas and learn from neighbors and experts in the field. Please read and share the report!

Georgia Watch launches affordable housing archive: Share your story!

Safe, stable housing is the foundation to health and financial wellness, but for many, it’s not within reach. Do you have a story about finding or staying in safe, affordable housing in Georgia? Have you been evicted or threatened with eviction if you complained about poor housing conditions? Tell us your housing story!

Spotlight on the Atlanta Land Trust

Under the leadership of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-based Developers and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a group of more than 30 public, private, nonprofit and community organizations created the Atlanta Land Trust in 2009 to maintain affordability in neighborhoods at risk of gentrification and displacement throughout the portions of the city of Atlanta directly impacted by the Atlanta BeltLine.

ALT is spearheading the implementation of a city-wide community land trust (CLT) to:
  • Provide low-and moderate-income residents access to land and housing;
  • Increase long-term community control of neighborhood resources;
  • Empower residents through involvement and participation; and
  • Preserve the affordability of housing permanently.
A CLT is a nonprofit organization that utilizes public and private funds to provide affordable home ownership opportunities for low-income households. The CLT model helps low-and moderate-income families benefit from the equity built through homeownership, and at the same time preserves the affordability of these homes so that future residents will have the same affordable homeownership opportunities.

Upcoming Housing Events

August 23 – Community Land Trust Information Session for Real Estate Professionals @ Metropolitan Library.

August 28 – Closing the Homeownership Gap Summit in Metro Atlanta and Beyond @ The Carter Center

September 4 – Regional Housing Forum @ St. Luke’s

October 15 – Georgia ACT 2019 Annual Fall Affordable Housing Conference @ State Bar of Georgia

November 12 – SAVE THE DATE for HouseATL’s Full Taskforce Meeting

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