Legislators in Georgia could soon consider a bill to make first-time homebuyers’ homes more affordable, as the entry-level housing market continues to price out many middle- and lower-class families. But some local government organizations oppose a controversial plan that they argue unfairly takes away local control while not resolving a demand for housing that greatly exceeds the supply.
Send leaders into space for perspective, tap solar power to offer electricity for all, make "dignity" a priority — those are some of the wishes readers have for 2023.
Atlanta’s annual count of people facing homelessness is underway. The point in time or PIT count happens each January and determines federal funding.
Kelly Moore mentioned to a friend that she was hoping for “something unique” when she was looking for a home. Her friend knew just the house — one built from rock indigenous to the soil.
Atlanta has been chosen as one of three cities to participate in a program to address racial bias in home valuation. A recent study found persistent and widespread undervaluing of homes in communities of color.
In the hope of stemming deaths from exposure to extreme temperatures, cities across Georgia either set up or expanded warming shelters heading into the record setting holiday cold snap. But now as the weather heats up again, the human toll of the cold is still unclear.
The new short-term rental registration law, which will go into effect next month, could take thousands of Airbnb listings off the market.
Compelling photos capture the lives of occupiers who say gentrification and a lack of affordable housing in Cape Town have left them no choice but to reclaim space in a city that's squeezing them out.
The Biden administration says to end the homelessness crisis, more must be done to keep people from losing housing in the first place. But identifying and reaching those most at risk is a challenge.
A nationwide affordable housing crisis has wreaked havoc on the lives of low-income families, like Louana Joseph’s in Atlanta, who are close to the brink. Their struggle to stay a step ahead of homelessness is often invisible.
Over the past few decades, the cost of owning a home in the Atlanta metro area has risen dramatically, and that has pushed some low income residents out of the area. In his new book, Dan Immergluck, professor of urban studies at Georgia State University, says the city of Atlanta failed to protect Atlanta's poorest residents from being displaced by gentrification.
Over the past decade, the Daybreak Center has provided a place for the unhoused in Macon to do simple things: laundry, bathe, access medical care or even just receive mail. Supporters decided the milestone was worth a party to mark the center’s 10 years of service to the community.
The Atlanta City Council is considering a resolution that would increase the number of residential developments accepting public housing vouchers.
After years of steady declines, levels of homelessness in the U.S. began rising again during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proven strategies are being used to reduce homelessness, even if they are facing new challenges.
Given record high rents and low vacancy rates, housing providers are offering to match people up as roommates to get them off the streets. But it can be a tough sell for both renters and landlords.