About Atlanta Housing
The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia (AH), is the largest housing authority in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation. AH provides and facilitates affordable housing resources for nearly 22,000 low-income households comprised of approximately 50,000 people.
These affordable housing resources include AH-owned residential communities, AH-sponsored mixed-income, mixed-finance residential communities, Housing Choice vouchers, HomeFlex, supportive housing arrangements and homeownership opportunities. AH’s programs are funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Vision 2022: Live. Work. Thrive.
Introduction: Defining Our Vision
Vision 2022: Live. Work. Thrive. (Vision 2022) is a comprehensive and strategic plan that renews the organization’s focus of being the frontrunner of affordable housing in the City of Atlanta.
Our Motto: Opening Doors to Quality Living
True to the vision of founders Charles Palmer and John Hope, AH is:
- Opening doors to quality living for ALL
- Focusing on innovative ways to increase affordable housing options in Atlanta
- Developing quality and innovative communities
- Helping to create opportunities for advancement
The Challenge: Preserving Affordable Housing in a Growing Market
The City of Atlanta is growing! According to the U.S. Census Bureau:
- 39th largest city in the U.S.
- Estimated population of 463,878
- Growth of 10.4% between 2010 and 2015
However, as the city rebounds from the recession, growth remains imbalanced across the city; new real estate development largely focuses on luxury housing, and the income gap is widening.
The City of Atlanta’s 2016 Comprehensive Development Plan acknowledges that the number and type of housing units constructed is a major factor affecting population growth. Affordable housing and equity are top priorities.
Other high-ranking needs as identified in the plan are:
- Work to attract a diverse population at all income levels
- Promote growth in areas with slow growth/declining population
- Meet the needs of a growing senior population by providing affordable housing options and opportunities to age in place
The Plan: Stronger Communities, Brighter Futures
Our plan is to provide better living opportunities for those we serve and empower them through supportive services that endorse self-reliance. These efforts will create building blocks to stronger communities and foster pathways to brighter futures and a better life.