Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens Introduces Five New Affordable Housing Proposals
August 17, 2022
Source: The Atlanta Voice
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ Affordable Housing Strike Force unveiled four major initiatives to fast-track affordable housing development, moving further toward the Mayor’s goal to build or preserve 20,000 units of affordable housing. The Mayor convened the Strike Force earlier this year with a mission to prioritize development projects on publicly owned land based on shared goals, jointly identify the needs and obstacles to development, and coordinate planning, funding and infrastructure investments across agencies.
“Reaching our Administration’s goal of 20,000 affordable units will require expediting the development of public land,” said Mayor Dickens. “Significant collaboration across public agencies and City departments is necessary for projects of this scale, and I am grateful for the Metro Atlanta Land Bank Authority, MARTA, Invest Atlanta, members of our Housing Strike Force and everyone else for making today’s legislation possible.”
Five items related to the projects were introduced to the Atlanta City Council.
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