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Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond to Host Public Forums on Affordable Housing

Post Date:09/19/2017 3:36 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA  30303 

CONTACT:
Sandra L. McGill
Senior Intern, Office of Communications
Atlanta City Council
slmcgill@atlantaga.gov

 

Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond to Host Public Forums on Affordable Housing

ATLANTA—Post 1 At Large Councilmember Michael Julian Bond will host community forums on affordable housing on Wednesday, September 20 and Saturday, September 23. Both forums are open to the public.

Wednesday’s forum will occur from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Auditorium 1 of the Rosel Fann Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Avenue, S.E.

Saturday’s forum will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Adamsville Recreation Center, 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, S.W. Topics to be discussed include knowing one’s rights when it comes to affordable housing, housing discrimination, and human relations.

Atlanta finds itself in a building and growth spurt, with a population increase of 12.5 percent between 2010 and 2016—the most recent year for which population estimates are available—according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, this development boom has been primarily geared toward luxury housing. Affordable housing is therefore a challenge.

Councilmember Bond has long been a proponent of affordable housing in Atlanta. In March, the Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance proposed by Bond to issue the Atlanta Housing Opportunity Bond’s remaining $40 million to fund homeowner renovations, single- and multifamily loans, nonprofit development loans and land assemblage for affordable and workforce housing development. He is currently sponsoring legislation to sell surplus properties in the City of Atlanta to precleared developers for a nominal fee so that they may build affordable housing.

For more information, contact the office of Councilmember Michael Julian Bond at (404) 330-6770 or mbond@atlantaga.gov.

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