Affordable Housing

The initial advisory group for Affordable Housing is the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH). They are charged with creating a community‐wide Housing Affordability Investment Strategy. The Housing Affordability Investment Strategy should include, but is not  limited to, transit-oriented development strategies for affordable housing; anti-displacement strategies for gentrifying areas; diversification of housing types; models for mixed-income housing; public-private strategies; and a study of acquisition and/or development opportunities. The Housing Affordability Investment Strategy should build upon existing studies to further identify current gaps (internally and externally); short and long term solutions; community partners and their respectives roles and responsibilities; methods to increase and preserve affordable housing stock; a prioritization of strategies with order-of-magnitude costs estimates; and a data presentation format that is easily digestible.