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?
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
Resources for this episode:
- More on City Springs, Sandy Springs’ civic, residential, retail, and performing arts space.
- “LINK trip opened local eyes on need for affordable housing,” Atlanta Journal Constitution
- “Affordable Atlanta: Defining the Need, Strategy, and Collective Action for Affordable Housing the Atlanta Region”—Report from ULI Atlanta: LCC Working Group on Affordable Housing
- This Curbed Atlanta story further unpacks the City of Atlanta’s inclusionary zoning rules.
What’s Next ATL, produced by the Atlanta Regional Commission, is a community resource that explores how metro Atlanta is growing and changing, and how the region is addressing its most pressing challenges.