A city known for its affordability, hospitality, and warm climate is at cross-roads. Cost of living and quality of life have been economic drivers for the region, but the city’s competitive advantage is at risk. Economic mobility and income disparity have become critical issues, as home prices and rents continue to rise while incomes remain flat. Ensuring that the city is focused on inclusive economic growth means we must collectively focus on affordable housing as foundational to quality of life and as a key component of a City’s economic development infrastructure.

Policy makers, businesses and residents can all benefit by ensuring Atlanta is a city for all. HouseATL assembles the region’s top resources to build policies and financial models that will make housing affordability a reality. This collaborative effort will help create a deeper understanding of the issues, drive community consensus, shape political will, identify much-needed funding and coordinate a set of policies.

The result? Atlanta will be a national leader in cultivating public-private partnerships to address housing affordability issues.


Key Facts & Figures Driving Change

Rental costs have increased


since 2010 and have outpaced wage growth in the region


of Atlanta households spend


of yearly income on housing and transportation

Atlanta loses

affordable housing units annually

Vision Partners

HouseATL is an open taskforce – initiated through the convening power and resources of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, ULI Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Chamber, City of Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, and Center for Civic Innovation.

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Support Partners

HouseATL is a cross-sector group of civic leaders committed to building the political and community will for a comprehensive and coordinated housing affordability action plan in the City of Atlanta. Our support partners include convening more than 150 civic leaders.

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