Fifty Years After Fair Housing Act, Affordable Housing In Macon Hard To Find
During the 1930s, Macon, Georgia was the nation's most redlined city. That term was not used until much later, but the practice -- denying mortgage loans or municipal services that effectively drew a line around areas based on race or income -- was common. Redlining is now illegal, but as GPB's Grant Blankenship reported in 2016, finding affordable housing in Macon -- and many of Georgia's growing cities -- is tough. On Second Thought's Virginia Prescott speaks with GPB's Grant Blankenship about housing in Macon.
Have you struggled to find affordable housing in Georgia? Is the neighborhood where you used to live too expensive now?