Articles about Housing

IA Joins Inaugural Atlanta Housing Equity and Affordability Forum

Invest Atlanta participated in the first Atlanta Housing Equity and Affordability Forum on Thursday, December 14 at The Gathering Spot. Hosted by the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA), the event consisted of three panel discussions with leaders in affordable housing development and policy. “We really hope that this will be the first of a series of… Read more

Piedmont Senior Tower Breaks Ground on Extensive Upgrades

A groundbreaking celebration took place at Piedmont Senior Tower on December 12 to celebrate the beginning of extensive renovations and upgrades to the complex. Once complete, the building will be fully rehabilitated, preserving more than 200 affordable units for the elderly and disabled. “I believe housing is about people,” said Councilmember Andre Dickens. “That’s what… Read more

Financing Approved for Preservation of 812 Affordable Housing Units

The URFA Board of Directors recently approved financing for the acquisition and rehabilitation of three multifamily rental complexes with 812 units of affordable rental housing. At a special called meeting, the board approved a total of $128.8 million in tax-exempt bond financing to support the preservation of three multifamily housing developments: Allen Hills, Rolling Bends I,… Read more

Civic Center to Be Redeveloped Into Mixed-Use Development With Affordable Housing

Mayor Kasim Reed announced the City of Atlanta has sold the Civic Center to the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) for $31 million. Mayor Reed was joined by AHA President and CEO Catherine Buell and Invest Atlanta General Counsel and Senior Vice President Rosalind Rubens Newell for the announcement. AHA will partner with Weingarten Realty Investors… Read more

Groundbreaking Kicks Off Work on Rehab of Wheat Street Towers

The official groundbreaking for upgrades to the Wheat Street Towers on Auburn Avenue took place on Thursday, August 17. The Urban Residential Finance Authority (URFA) supported the acquisition, rehabilitation, preservation of the residential complex through a $12.5 million bond financing. Once open, the Wheat Street Towers will have 208 units available for seniors earning 60% Average Median… Read more

Invest Atlanta Hosts Inaugural Westside Housing Fair

The first-ever Westside Housing Fair, held on Saturday, July 22 at the Hollis Innovation Academy, offered residents valuable housing information from Invest Atlanta and our partners, as well as prizes and fun activities for the entire family. The partners participating at the Fair provided valuable insights to attendees, whether they currently rent, already own a home,… Read more

Invest Atlanta Approves Creation and Retention of 493 Units of Affordable and Workforce Housing

At Invest Atlanta’s July monthly board meeting this morning, Mayor Kasim Reed and members of the Invest Atlanta board approved five projects that in total would create or retain 493 units of affordable and workforce housing. The new developments will increase the availability of affordable housing within Atlanta’s in-town communities and are located near MARTA… Read more

NALHFA Board Travels to D.C. to Push For Affordable Housing Solutions

Dawn Luke, Invest Atlanta’s Senior VP of Community Development, joined fellow board members of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA) on a trip to Washington, D.C. to speak with federal lawmakers about solutions to the nation’s affordable housing crisis. Luke was elected to the NALHFA board in May of last year. On June 29, NALHFA… Read more

Grant to Fund Affordable Workforce Housing in Downtown Development

At their June 15 meeting, the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors passed a resolution approving the use of $9 million from the Eastside Tax Allocation District (TAD) for the development of a $90.5 million, 14-story, 302-unit residential tower at 161 Peachtree Center Avenue in Downtown Atlanta. Sixty of the units, or 20 percent of the… Read more

Southwest Connector Trail Open House Showcases Homebuyer Incentives

On Saturday, June 10 Invest Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine co-hosted the Southwest Connector Trail Open House Walking Tour 2017.  The free home tour event, now in its third year, allowed hundreds of prospective homebuyers to learn helpful information about purchasing a home near the Southwest Connector Trail with Invest Atlanta down payment incentives. Starting from… Read more