2006-2007 Housing Implementation Series

In 2004 ANDP, through a grant by the Ford Foundation, commissioned the Georgia Institute of Technology Planning Department to identify the housing deficits in Metro Atlanta based on job wages and housing cost.

The research identified a total housing need of nearly 441,000 units in 36 jurisdictions. The majority of the need is for those workers earning less than $40,000/year - 63% of the jobs in our region pay under $40,000/year. We would like your help in determining the optimal approaches to developing these units over the next 20 years.

You will hear about the locations in our region with the greatest need, potential land opportunities, and underutilized properties. You will also see examples of how an area might look with densities optimized.

There are billions of dollars in potential profit for meeting the need and developing these units. In addition to your input, we are inviting you to come hear more about this wonderful opportunity to "do well" financially and "do good" for the region. David Rusk has offered to select one project, brought by an attending developer, to see how affordable units can be added and still make the numbers work.

2006-2007 Housing Implementation Series