Metro Atlanta has long been an affordable place to live, helping fuel our region’s explosive growth. advantage and meet the needs of households across the region.
Quality, affordable housing options should be widely available, in communities large and small, urban and suburban. We all need places to live that won’t break our budgets while offering access to vital resources like healthy food, proximity to job centers, and quality transportation options.
The Atlanta Regional Commission is working to help local governments, nonprofit organizations, and other stakeholders better understand the region’s housing challenges and also explore potential solutions.
Increasing the availability of quality, affordable housing will help the entire region thrive by providing:
A stronger economy: Metro Atlanta will remain a destination for employers looking to expand, keeping our economy growing. And businesses will find it easier to hire and retain workers who are able to live close to job centers.
Better quality of life: Communities and schools will become more stable, as fewer families move in search of cheaper rent. More affordable housing options also means fewer people will have to put off spending on vital services, such as healthcare.
Greater opportunities and reduced inequality: Increased levels of home ownership will help people build wealth and climb the socio-economic ladder and reduce the “wealth gap” that exists between owners and renters.
Reduced traffic congestion: More people will be able to live closer to where they work. That means fewer vehicles on the road, reduced traffic congestion, and improved air quality.
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Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy: Explore Housing Solutions
ARC has developed the Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy, an interactive digital toolkit that provides detailed information and data about the region’s housing market to the neighborhood level and offers a set of actionable steps local communities can take to address their housing challenges and provide a better range of quality, affordable housing options.
ARC’s Strategic Partners are committed to fostering collaborative regional approaches that improve quality of life in metro Atlanta. Their support elevates ARC leadership programs, research and events throughout the year. Learn more