Public Housing: Alternatives To Destruction

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Public Housing: Alternatives To Destruction
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Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America says
Saturday, March 28, 10am - 1:00pm
Auditorium, Decatur Public Library
215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030

SPEAKERS:

o Larry Keating, professor emeritus, City and Regional Planning Program, Georgia Tech

o Douglas Faust, executive director, Decatur Housing Authority

o Residents of Allen Wilson Homes and Oliver House

National housing policy has shifted from local public housing ownership to subsidized rentals in private housing. Federal funding shortfalls drove obsolescence in public housing, forcing difficult decisions about redevelopment and ownership. Atlanta was an exemplar of the mixed-income approach to revitalization and predominantly private ownership, demolishing 12,500 of 14,500 public housing homes and replacing 3700 public housing homes, 1000 moderate-incoming homes and 2000 market-rate homes. In contrast, the Decatur Housing Authority has revitalized most of its public housing without substantial long-term relocation of its residents. Please join us as we explore these different approaches, constrained by funding shortages and regulatory hurdles in the context of complex urban issues.

Please email events@dsa-atlanta.org for free registration.
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By: Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America

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