HOUSING  &  COMMERCIAL AFFORDABILITY

Atlanta’s vitality and culture depend on the city’s ability to retain an eclectic mix of residents and businesses. Our city must remain a home for the creative class, entrepreneurs, and students who are striving every day to achieve their dreams. Rental and commercial lease rate increases are making it incredibly difficult for the city to ensure that it becomes a beacon of prosperity to all, no matter where they are on the socio-economic ladder.

As your City Councilman, I will do the following:

 

  • Advocate for the adoption of a city-wide inclusionary zoning policy that does not have a buy-out provision.

 

  • Advocate for resources dedicated to supporting modular construction. Through pre-fabricated modular construction, developers can provide quality affordable housing units in large numbers, while being able to retain the same economic margins of a traditional project.

 

  • Advocate for resources to be dedicated to housing that supports specific groups such as artist housing, teachers’ villages, and graduate student housing.

 

  • Advocate for the development of micro-units.

 

  • Explore how the city can provide resources to support housing for those individuals at and below the 50% AMI threshold.

 

  • Advocate for the creation of a small business retention fund that will help “mom and pops” shops absorb lease rate increases.