AH in the News

Atlanta Housing and partners connect seniors to COVID-19 vaccinations

Atlanta Housing (AH) partnered with the Family Health Centers of Georgia to vaccinate 118 AH residents Friday, Feb 19. AH provided transportation using social distancing, masks and sanitation per CDC guidelines. Additional vaccinations will occur as AH development partners provide onsite clinics for eligible residents. “It is our goal to ensure that all eligible residents […]
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Appoints Atlanta Housing residents Rosalind Elliott and Sheila Harris to the Board of Commissioners

Dr. Christopher Edwards, chairman of the Atlanta Housing Board of Commissioners, welcomed two new resident members at the board’s Jan. 27 meeting, following their appointment by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and swearing-in by the Atlanta City Council. “It is with great pleasure that the Board of Commissioners welcomes Rosalind Elliott and Sheila Harris to the […]
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Visits Atlanta To Announce Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant Award for Bowen Redevelopment

ATLANTA– HUD Secretary Ben Carson came to Atlanta Tuesday with check in hand to begin the redevelopment process for the former Bowen Homes site after Atlanta Housing was awarded one of ten planning grants for FY 2020. The $450,000 in federal funding will augment investments from Atlanta Housing, the City of Atlanta and its partners to […]
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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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