Atlanta Councilmember Dickens asks cities to join regional affordable housing policy

Fresh from a victory in requiring affordable housing along the BeltLine, Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens is trying to form a multi-city coalition to create a regional – even statewide – housing affordability strategy.

Dickens said he has reached out to leaders of several metro Atlanta cities – including Dunwoody and Sandy Springs – who he had heard are also working on “housing affordability and housing diversity.” And he’s looking even farther afield: “We reached out as far as Augusta, too,” he said.