Renter's State of Emergency
Rents are increasing. Eviction processes are unreasonable and inhumane, and it's not getting any better for Atlanta. Join the Housing Justice League in declaring a: renter's state of emergency.
Change of rent vs. change of income
Census tracts considered "gentrifying" increase by 55% between 1990 and 2010. Over 53% of renters in Atlanta spend more than 30% of their income on rent. Approximately 95% of apartments built from 2012-2014 were considered luxury units. And now neighborhoods in the West End and Atlanta University Center are now averaging over $500 per month.
What can we do now?
- Preserve existing affordable housing
- Better protections of Renter's Rights
- Inclusionary zoning
- Property tax abatement
- Vacant property accountability and equitable code enforcement