Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has released the Affordable Housing Working Group Final Report, a guide for creating and preserving affordable housing around the Atlanta BeltLine. To support the development of a comprehensive housing strategy, ABI convened a panel of experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to serve as the ABI Affordable Housing Working Group. A key finding in the report: Another 4,000 units must be created o meet the Atlanta City Council’s goal of 5,600 affordable units by 2030. The full report may be accessed here.
Atlanta City Councilmembers Jennifer Ide, Andre Dickens, Matt Westmoreland and Amir Farokhi have introduced legislation that would require any individual and/or principal seeking to influence legislative or administrative actions of the City of Atlanta to register as a lobbyist. The city does not currently regulate the lobbying of elected Atlanta officials.