Our Neighborhoods…Our Souls
Mary Norwood says…
She will work with neighborhoods, developers and other stake holders to establish a citywide initiative to protect citizens from the displacement so often accompanying gentrification.
There is no one “best practice” for addressing the consequences of gentrification. However, we as a city can institute a set of policies designed to prevent gentrification. Solutions implemented in New York, Chicago and Boston may serve as models for Atlanta.
City Hall will respond to the demands of development by evaluating and if appropriate enacting the following initiatives:
With emphasis on protecting Senior Homeowners.
Reduce, freeze or delay property taxes in impacted areas.
Prohibit large-scale development in at-risk neighborhoods.
Work with HUD, AHA and Invest Atlanta to create “stabilization vouchers”.
Aggressively fund middle-income housing and aggressively promote the building of affordable middle income housing.
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