The new position is one of a litany of recommendations from HouseATL, a task force of Atlanta housing leaders (including Lee), providing a path for the pledge made before the mayoral election one year ago by then-candidate Bottoms: $1 billion for affordable housing.
The HouseATL Taskforce formed this year to address affordable housing in the city of Atlanta. Earlier this month, members of the taskforce have released their preliminary recommendations, including a $1 billion investment in housing.
HouseATL, a task force comprised of members from more than 60 city and regional organizations creating affordable housing recommendations for the city, presented its latest draft of recommendations this morning at the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum’s quarterly meeting. The proposal is aimed to help fulfill Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’s campaign promise to spend $1 billion…
Last October, a month before the mayoral election, then candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms pledged $1 billion toward affordable housing. Soon after, a group of stakeholders – researchers, housing developers, community advocates, city employees – quietly came together to try and come up with a plan.
HouseATL’s goals are for $500 million in public resources and $500 million in private resources to be invested in 24,000 new and preserved affordable housing units over the next eight years.