Eliminating Housing Instability in Atlanta
Some 50 percent of renters in metro Atlanta pay more than 30 percent of their monthly income on rent. At the current rate that we are building affordable housing, it would take more than 200 years before we could end housing insecurity in this country.
Did You Know?
Access to affordable housing isn’t the only challenge. Atlanta ranks second-to-last in economic mobility in the nation.
However, each year a child spends in a neighborhood with more opportunities – as opposed to a high-poverty neighborhood – increases her chance of going to college, decreases her chances of becoming a single parent and increases her expected earnings as an adult.