AH in the News

AH Renames Scholarship in Honor of Late Board Commissioner

Atlanta Housing has renamed the Atlanta Housing Atlanta Community Scholars Award (ACSA) the James Allen, Jr. Community Scholars Award (JACSA) in memory of long-time Atlanta Housing Board Commissioner James Allen, Jr., who died suddenly on June 23, 2020. Since 2003, ACSA has awarded more than $692,000 in scholarships to nearly 200 deserving students. Commissioner Allen, a luminary […]
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MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS APPOINTS NEW ATLANTA HOUSING COMMISSIONERS

ATLANTA, September 30, 2020-- Dr. Christopher Edwards, chairman of the Atlanta Housing Board of Commissioners, announced today the appointment of two new board members. Yunice Emir, a communications professional with Coca-Cola North America, and attorney Pat D. Dixon, Jr. were appointed by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and confirmed by the Atlanta City Council. "We're honored and very fortunate to have […]
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How Public Sector Executives Can Help Bridge The Digital Divide

Technology and internet access are an essential part of our day-to-day lives, but many families struggle to afford these necessary tools. Atlanta Housing Chief Information Officer Brian Benn is working to bridge that digital divide. In addition to securing the agency’s information assets and providing systems that increase efficiency and productivity, he is also creating […]
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Atlanta Housing, The Benoit Group And Invest Atlanta Launch $40 Million Redevelopment of London Townhomes

Atlanta Housing, The Benoit Group and Invest Atlanta have closed on the sale of former co-op community London Townhomes, preserving and renovating nearly 200 affordable housing units in southwest Atlanta. “Without this deal, almost 200 affordable housing units would have undoubtedly been lost and redeveloped as market rent apartments,” said Eugene Jones, CEO of Atlanta Housing. […]
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The Strategic, the Tactical, and the Ability to Pivot

The world is changing, and the success of an organization depends on its leaders’ ability to adapt. In an article for The National CIO Review, Atlanta Housing Chief Information Officer, Brian Benn, discusses the importance of Information Technology and the responsibility of leaders to pivot in response to a changing global environment. View full article […]
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A Vision for Housing Policy for the Future

In an interview with Government and Education Columnist Jabari Simama, Atlanta Housing President and CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. talks about the federal landscape, affordable housing and political accountability: Eugene Jones Jr., president and CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA), has established himself over a 35-year career as one of America’s foremost public-housing leaders. The […]
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Atlanta Housing Approves More Housing Subsidies to Reduce Homelessness

The Atlanta Housing Board of Commissioners has approved 224 units for homeless citizens so far.   Atlanta, June 19, 2020– The Atlanta Housing Board of Commissioners voted to provide 39 additional HomeFlex subsidies for permanent supportive housing units for citizens who are currently experiencing or near homelessness. These subsidized units specifically will serve Atlanta Housing’s […]
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Atlanta Housing Announces New and Refreshed Websites

For Immediate Release Atlanta Housing rebrands Choice Atlanta and completes enhancements to its corporate site.   Atlanta, June 8, 2020 – Atlanta Housing (AH) unveiled the rebranding of the new Choice Atlanta website and logo as well as a refresh of the AH corporate site. Both sites offer improved functionality, a streamlined, user-friendly design and […]
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Preserving Affordable Housing

Investigating Programs Designed to Help Stabilize Communities Debate and policy efforts across the nation have been racing to create new affordable housing solutions while the preservation and improvement of existing affordable housing is a much less discussed issue. Naturally occurring affordable housing or NOAH constitutes the majority of the affordable units in America. NOAH is […]
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