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CL: The push for a more affordable, well-designed Atlanta
“We are losing housing, we don’t see any on the horizon, we feel like it’s time that this gets on the political agenda,” Bill Bolling
Atlanta’s real estate and development is booming. And more people are expected to call it home in the coming years.
(By Maggie Lee, Creative Loafing) In the coming months, city officials will start having conversations about how the city will function decades down the line — and even more importantly, how people in the near and long term can find an affordable place to live.
“We need the political muscle and the political will to say that affordable housing is essential to a holistic community, the kind of community that we all want to live in,” said Bill Bolling, moderator of the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum on Wednesday morning, at the group’s quarterly breakfast of some 100 or so housing activists, professionals, and others.
“We are losing housing, we don’t see any on the horizon, we feel like it’s time that this gets on the political agenda,” Bolling, the founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and a formidable figure in the metro region’s nonprofit community, told the audience gathered to hear three presenters on preserving affordability.