Fighting housing insecurity, one video conference at a time

May 11, 2020
A 40-year-old program for low-income Atlantans goes virtual.
Lawyers and judges are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on affordable housing and job creation

Nov 13, 2019
The city is working closely with big business.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
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The vacancy crisis is far from over

Nov 6, 2019
There are now more vacant housing units than at the height of the foreclosure crisis.
E-scooters line a stretch of Atlanta's Beltline, a former railway corridor under redevelopment.
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Downtown Atlanta's growth elusive in its inner core

Oct 15, 2019
While residents continue to flock to the city, downtown Atlanta is still short on basic residential amenities.
A view of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
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Research finds Atlanta economy boosted by growing immigrant population

Aug 29, 2019
A survey from New American Economy says the region has more than 73,000 immigrant entrepreneurs.
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In a food desert, Atlanta now has a "food forest"

Jun 17, 2019
Okra, eggplant and mulberries: Atlanta hopes a food forest will provide residents with fresh produce.
From the garden out front to the trees in the back, Atlanta’s new 7.1-acre food forest is full of fresh fruit and vegetables.
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Drug summit looks at ways to prevent overdose deaths

Apr 23, 2019
President Trump expected to address the summit Wednesday.
Oxycodone pills prescribed for a patient lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. 
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Atlanta debates the merits of “inclusionary zoning”

Apr 16, 2019
Does the policy have a chilling effect on development?
Atlanta City Council Member, Andre Dickens, who pushed for a policy known as “inclusionary zoning” in a bid to create affordable housing in some of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
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Delta opens a high-tech pit stop for jet engine repair

Feb 21, 2019
Delta is opening a new jet engine test cell in Atlanta, the world's largest.
Delta jet engine test facility
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The Super Bowl is being held in Atlanta this year, which is the hometown of Coca Cola, but Pepsi is an official sponsor of the game.
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