Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and members of her administration announced the launch of the Atlanta Housing Affordability Tracker, a new dashboard that will provide a snapshot of progress made in reaching goals related to the city’s Housing Affordability Action Plan.

Those goals include creating or preserving 20,000 affordable homes by 2026 and increase overall supply and investing $500 million from City-controlled public sources in the production and preservation of affordable housing as part of the larger goal of investing $1 billion (the other $500 million coming from private and philanthropic sources).

“With this tool, residents, partners and stakeholders alike can track the City’s investment and production in achieving the Administration’s affordable housing goals,” explained Chief Housing Officer Terri Lee.

The dashboard represents the collaborative efforts of the City of Atlanta, Invest Atlanta, Atlanta Housing, Atlanta Beltline Inc., and Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority. Data represented in the dashboard reflects City agency commitments made between January 2018-December 2019 and will be updated on a quarterly basis.

City-controlled public funds represented in this dashboard include:

  • Atlanta Housing Subsidy (AH Subsidy)
  • Atlanta Housing Development Funds (AH Development Funds)
  • BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund (BAHTF)
  • BeltLineTax Allocation District (BeltLine TAD)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Eastside Tax Allocation District (Eastside TAD)
  • Housing Opportunity Bonds (HOB)
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
  • Lease-Purchase Bonds (LPB)
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
  • Tax-Exempt Bonds (TEB)
  • Vine City Housing Trust Fund (VCHTF)
  • Westside Tax Allocation District (Westside TAD)

While currently a beta version, future versions of the dashboard will include private and philanthropic funds committed to the development of affordable housing.

Last summer, Bottoms released the Administration’s Housing Affordability Action Plan—a roadmap to increase the supply of housing in the City of Atlanta for a full spectrum of residents.

The dashboard and more information on the project can be found at the following link: https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/mayor-s-office/projects-and-initiatives/affordable-housing-dashboard

(Photo: Tyla Barnes/The Atlanta Voice)

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