City of Decatur Task Force Pushes for Affordable Housing Initiatives
Saporta Report’s Sean Keenan reports on how the City of Decatur plans to accommodate new growth.
Much like Atlanta, the City of Decatur is growing and, subsequently, its cost of living is following suit.
In response, late last year, Decatur officials launched a task force to address housing affordability issues within the east metro Atlanta city. The 26-member group set out to define “affordable” and outline potential avenues to create more residences for people earning less than the area median income.
The report echoes recommendations spelled out by the Atlanta Regional Commission’s new online tool, MetroATLhousing.org, which offers local governments tips to combat metro Atlanta’s housing affordability crisis.
The ARC app suggests that Decatur beef up its housing stock at large, as well as create and identify new funding mechanisms.
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