Government Affairs Update

Posted By: Denise McClary Government Affairs , Industry ,

Local and Housing

Mortgage Bankers Association Research Institute for Housing America study shows in only 17 of the 50 largest metro areas low & moderate income households could spend less than 30% of its income to rent a median unit, down from 38 in 2001

https://www.multihousingnews.com/post/mba-riha-study-examines-housing-affordability-for-renters/

 

Georgia State University housing expert skeptical that BeltLine SSD will effectively create and preserve affordable housing, despite stated goals from BeltLine Inc

https://atlantaciviccircle.org/2021/03/23/will-the-new-beltline-tax-district-support-housing-affordability-promises/

 

Former reporter challenges Rusty Paul in Sandy Springs mayor contest

https://reporternewspapers.net/2021/03/22/public-relations-consultant-declares-challenge-to-sandy-springs-mayor-in-november-election/

 

17 people displaced after a fire at Azalea Park Apartments in Sandy Springs off Dunwoody Place (behind Pontoon)

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/good-samaritians-save-victims-from-sandy-springs-apartment-fire

 

State

Georgia opens vaccine eligibility to all adults over 16 starting tomorrow.

https://www.wabe.org/georgia-opens-covid-19-vaccination-to-all-residents-16-and-over-thursday/

 

The Jolt: https://www.ajc.com/politics/politics-blog/the-jolt-gun-control-after-georgia-shootings-look-for-looser-gun-restrictions-instead/YPSBM66EVJHVHDEPIF3UOR3QAM/

 

National

Pres. Biden renews focus on guns following shootings

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/23/biden-quick-action-gun-violence-477717

 

Census bureau defends delays in releasing redistricting data, pushing the process back to the fall instead of the usual summer

https://www.rollcall.com/2021/03/23/census-bureau-defends-delays-in-data-delivery-before-senate-panel/

 

Seth Daniels

Government Affairs Representative

Cell: 478-737-9412

8601 Dunwoody Place Suite 318

Atlanta, Ga 30350

sdaniels@atl-apt.org

www.atl-apt.org