Mayor Bottoms reveals affordable housing action plan

Lericia Harris
June 24, 2019 - 4:33 pm

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms revealed a new affordable housing plan.

During a press conference Monday, Bottoms detailed the One Atlanta: Housing Affordability Action Plan. The 43-page plan centers around a pledge to invest $1 billion in public and private dollars for affordable housing. A key goal of the plan is the creation and preservation of 20,000 affordable units by 2026.

“Rents are going up in and around our city, but the increase in wages is not keeping pace. There is a growing gap between what people can afford and what people make. We will continue to dedicate ourselves to creating an environment where our residents can afford to live and live with dignity. This is only accomplished through a fair and equitable housing policy,” stated Bottoms.

The new housing affordability action plan will implement 13 initiatives and 45 actions items to achieve four key goals. Click here to learn more.

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Monday’s press conference also served as the groundbreaking for Creekside at Adamsville Place – a new $27.6M rental complex with 147-unit that offers affordable housing for families and legacy residents.