Pre-leasing new affordable housing units on the BeltLine

The Milton is now pre-leasing 156 new affordable apartments. Located at 55 Milton Ave SE in the Peoplestown neighborhood, these 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments target individuals and families earning between 50-70% of Area Median Income (AMI). All units are furnished with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and LVT flooring. The site amenities include a community room, an equipped computer center, a fitness room, a wellness center, community gardens, and a playground. In addition to affordable housing opportunities, The Milton will provide connectivity via the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail to the Schools at Carver and D. H. Stanton Park. It will also be convenient to MARTA’s future Bus Rapid Transit line through Summerhill to Downtown. The anticipated move-in date will be late March or early April.


Interested potential residents can email:

Kaniesha Franklin, manager


All 156 units are dedicated to affordable housing units at the following levels of Area Median Income (AMI):

  • 50% AMI – 46 units
  • 60% AMI – 87 units
  • 70% AMI – 23 units

To learn more about AMI, read: Affordable housing: Area Median Income and what it means.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is committed to ensuring that all residents can benefit from the activities and growth associated with the Atlanta BeltLine. Affordability is a key component of this vision, and ABI has a goal of creating or preserving 5,600 affordable housing units within the Atlanta Beltline Tax Allocation District (TAD) through the end of 2030. While not a housing agency, ABI works closely with multiple partners to realize its affordable housing goal and provides financial contributions to affordable housing  developments from the Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund (BAHTF) and from the BeltLine TAD increment.  To date, 2,727 units have been created or preserved within the TAD – and another 1,706 in the BeltLine Planning Area – resulting in 4,433 affordable units within walking distance to the BeltLine corridor.

The Milton received $2 million from the BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The developer, Prestwick Companies received a tax-exempt loan from Invest Atlanta’s Urban Residential Finance Authority, as well as funds from Partners for Home, project-based vouchers from Atlanta Housing, a tax credit allocation from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and additional funding from Truist, and Grandbridge.

In addition to creating or preserving affordable housing, ABI, in partnership with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, aims to help eligible long-term residents in BeltLine neighborhoods remain in their homes through the Legacy Resident Retention Program, a grant program that pays any increase in property taxes through tax tear 2030. To learn more, visit our, call (678) 718-5469, or email

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    1. Thank you for your interest in our apartment homes at 55 Milton.

      We are currently in the process of setting up our website and online application portal.

      Once we start pre-leasing I will gladly reach back out with necessary information for you to complete the online application process.

      If you plan on applying with us, please go ahead and start collecting the following documents that will be needed for your application.

      Items Needed

      4 to 6 Most Recent Paystubs
      1st Paystub of 2022 (For Year- To- Date Purpose)
      Government Issued Photo Identification (All Applicants 18 & over)
      Social Security Card (All Household Members) Must be original
      Birth Certificates (Household Members Under 18)
      Legal Guardianship Documents from the courts if you are non-parent
      Child Support: Child Support Order and Child Support Payment History (If Applicable)
      Benefit Letter (Dated Within 1 Week of Appointment): Social Security, Disability, VA Benefits, Pension, Retirement Benefits, etc.
      Proof of Housing Assistance (If Applicable)
      Self-Employment: 2 years of tax transcripts from and Official Estimated Profit and Loss Statement from Certified Tax Preparer or Accountant
      Landlord Contact Information (2 years): Name, Phone Number, E-Mail Address
      Employer Contact Information (Preferably HR Dept): Name, Phone Number, E-Mail Address
      If 401K or any retirement plans are listed on paystub: Bring Last Quarterly Statement
      If you have Whole Life Insurance (Has cash value): Verification of Cash Value Benefit
      $30 Application Fee (per person) All applicants 18 and over


      Please ensure we can read all documents.

      Below are links you can use to request the documents needed for your application:

      Request Proof of Social Security Benefits

      Request Replacement Social Security Card

      Request Birth Certificate

      Child Support Order and Payment History

      Below you will also find a brief list of our qualification and an overview of the application process.

      List of A Few Qualifications

      TAX CREDIT Community Maximum Annual Income Limits (Total Household Income Cannot Exceed)

      1 PERSON $48,320

      4 PEOPLE $68,960

      2 PEOPLE $55,200

      5 PEOPLE $74,480

      3 PEOPLE $62,080

      6 PEOPLE $80,000

      (2.5 of Monthly Rent) Minimum Income Requirements (Total Household Income Must Be At or Above)

      1 bedroom $1,837.50 ($22,048 Annually)

      2 bedroom $2,187.50 ($26,250 Annually)

      3 bedroom $2,507.50 ($30,090 Annually)

      The Process

      Best Regards,

      1. Hello Milton Family,

        I am definitely looking for my forever home! 🙂 As I know you all are super busy… I have emailed both emails provided, and I’m curious as to, what are my next steps on starting the application process? Thank you for your time !

        Karol Sawyer

      2. Hello,My name is LaCharlotte Johnson. I’m writing in reference of applying for a 3bdrm.

      3. Hello I’m very interested in pre leasing at 55 Milton. Please advise me on what steps need to be taken, and any rules that apply to applicants.


    2. Hello! I’m Santyana, I will like to lease one of your beautiful apartments homes in a two bedroom size. Please follow back with me

  1. I hope people come and respect the property.People seem to destroy low income apartments instead of being grateful and keeping the place clean and crime free.

  2. I’m interested, how soon are move in dates & applications. Can’t get anyone on the phone to talk to.

  3. Hi I’m trying to get in contact with someone I’ve called several times and emailed with no response

  4. I had an appointment on March 17 and I never received a call. I tried reaching out via email a few times never got a response. I sent over personal information. Don’t know what that was about hopefully I’ll receive a call

  5. Hi! Typically how long does it take for someone to reach back out? I’ve sent an email to both addresses about pre leasing

  6. I called the number that’s listed and they couldn’t give me no information on how to prelease… and I also emailed the leasing agent… How can I prelease?

  7. Good morning I would like to pre-lease as well. I have emailed both emails provided! Thanks for the opportunity

  8. Good morning I would like to apply as well. I have emailed the management. Thanks for the opportunity!

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