Whether we’re renters or homeowners, housing affordability is a problem for many of us—certainly around the entire country, but increasingly, right here at home in metro Atlanta. In this episode, we set out to learn more: What are the factors that contribute to metro Atlanta’s housing affordability problem, and what are people doing about it?

The guests

Sarah Kirsch, executive director of ULI Atlanta

Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs

Andre Dickens, City Councilmember, city of Atlanta

We also talked with our numbers guy, Mike Carnathan, manager of ARC’s Research and Analytics Group

Do you pay more than 30% of your income on rent or mortgage?

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