Suggested Audience(s):
Advocates, Planners, Policy Advisors, Program Administrators, Government Officials, and CLT & Nonprofit Staff
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Andre Dickens, Atlanta Councilmember 
Namon Freeman, Grounded Solutions Network
The affordable housing crisis is affecting metropolitan regions across the United States as housing prices continue to soar much faster than incomes. Many jurisdictions have opted to add Inclusionary Housing Programs to their policy toolbox in an effort to keep housing affordable. Inclusionary Housing policies vary widely in their details and how they are implemented. Join us on December 18th to hear from Atlanta Councilmember Andre Dickens and Namon Freeman on how Inclusionary Housing programs work, and to learn about the city of Atlanta’s Inclusionary Housing Program. The session will be taking a deeper dive into assessing both project and program feasibility using Grounded Solutions Network's Inclusionary Housing Calculator.
Councilmember Andre Dickens is an advocate for affordable housing solutions. Notably, Atlanta City Council unanimously passed Dickens' landmark inclusionary zoning legislation that requires developers building new residential rental units in certain areas to set aside a percentage of units for households at 60 or 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI) or below.