In October, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Chief Housing Officer Terri Lee had been appointed as the chief operating officer of Atlanta Housing by Atlanta Housing President and CEO Eugene Jones Jr. Lee assumed the new role on Dec. 1.
As the city’s first Chief Housing Officer, Lee has led the development of the Mayor’s One Atlanta Housing Affordability Action Plan, creation of the Housing Affordability Action Tracker, development of state legislation to authorize Community Land Trust housing exemptions, and coordination with multiple stakeholders to ensure the development and preservation of affordable housing opportunities.
As COO of the authority, Lee will continue to perform the duties of Chief Housing Officer, including coordinating accountability and collaboration across City agencies to implement the Mayor’s One Atlanta Housing Affordability Action Plan while also managing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of one the Southeast’s largest housing authorities.
Lee and Jones sat with The Atlanta Voice to share updates about Lee’s new role as well as upcoming development projects the authority is overseeing. Atlanta Housing provides public and assisted housing for more than 50,000 residents in Metro Atlanta.