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BAHAB

Ensuring Affordable Housing Opportunities on the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB) was created through the City legislation in 2007. Its primary function is to advise on the administration and execution of the BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

BAHAB’s Role and Responsibilities?

  • Making recommendations to Invest Atlanta and the City on goals and policies for the use of BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund (BAHTF) dollars
  • Monitoring the location and availability of affordable housing throughout the BeltLine
  • Coordinating the activities of BAHAB with other affordable housing throughout the BeltLine

BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund

  • 15% of all net bond proceeds are put into the BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • The first bond issue, in 2008, generated $8.2 million for BAHTF
  • The goal for trust fund investment is to create 5,600 rental and owner-occupied units through down payment assistance, developer incentives, and property acquisition.

BAHAB in Review

Every year, BAHAB publishes an annual report to update stakeholders and the general public on developments with affordable housing initiatives over the previous year.

DocumentDescription
2015 BAHAB Annual Meeting ReportAnnual Meeting Report, year ending 2015. Highlights include: BAHAB responsibilities, structure, appointed bodies and more.
2014 BAHAB Annual Meeting ReportAnnual Meeting Report, year ending 2014. Highlights include: BAHAB responsibilities, structure, appointed bodies and more.
2013 BAHAB Annual Meeting ReportAnnual Meeting Report, year ending 2013. Highlights include: BAHAB responsibilities, structure, appointed bodies and more.
2012 BAHAB Annual Meeting ReportAnnual Meeting Report, year ending 2012. Highlights include: BAHAB responsibilities, structure, appointed bodies, Trust Fund context, targeted beneficiaries and more.
2011 BAHAB Annual Meeting ReportAnnual Meeting Report, year ending 2011. Highlights include: BAHAB responsibilities, structure, appointed bodies and more.

BAHAB Meetings

BAHAB meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month on quarterly basis. These meetings are conducted at the Atlanta BeltLine offices from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Though these meetings are not open to the public, we do provide recaps and meeting notes for each session. Please check the schedule below for specific meeting details.

Meeting dateLocationTypeDocumentation
1502222400August 8, 2017 3:00pm- 5:00pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303BAHAB
    1510689600November 14, 2017 3:00pm- 5:00pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303BAHAB
      Past Meetings
      1494360000May 9, 2017 3:00pm- 5:00pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303BAHAB
        1491346800April 4, 2017 6:00pm- 7:30pmGeorgia Hill Neighborhood Center -- 250 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, Atlanta, GA 30312BAHAB
        1487102400February 14, 2017 3:00pm- 5:00pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303BAHAB
        1481659200December 13, 2016 3:00pm- 5:00pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110BAHAB
        1478635200November 8, 2016 3:00pm- 5:00pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110BAHAB
        1475006400September 27, 2016 3:00pm- 5:00pmBAHAB
        1470168000August 2, 2016 3:00pm- 5:00pmAtlanta BeltLine, Inc. -- 100 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA, 30303 -- Bike Racks Available -- MARTA Bus #13, #16 & #110BAHAB

        The Details

        The primary function of the Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB) is to ensure ongoing and meaningful progress on the implementation of affordable housing initiatives along the Atlanta BeltLine. These documents outline more details about the functions of BAHAB, or provide supporting information regarding policies and actions that established the affordable housing plans for the Atlanta BeltLine.

        Redevelopment Plan

        The Redevelopment Plan serves as a framework for moving forward, outlines major public infrastructure projects that comprise the BeltLine project, and defines the type and scope of development that is consistent with good planning practices. The Plan also anticipates the need for continued public dialogue and decision-making about critical issues such as bond issuances, land use, and the design and development of parks, trails, and transit.

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        DocumentDescription
        Redevelopment PlanThe Atlanta BeltLine is one of those rare projects that has the extraordinary potential to transform the City of Atlanta. By creating and enhancing greenspace, trails, transit, and new development along 22 miles of historic rail segments, this revived industrial landscape can become the solution to our scattered pattern of growth, and the framework for a truly sustainable Atlanta.
        Redevelopment Area and Tax Allocation District Creation LegislationAdopted in 2005, the Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan and creation of the BeltLine Tax Allocation District (BeltLine TAD) was deemed necessary to "assure that the City of Atlanta maintains its historical position as the commercial center of the region and provides an alternative to the continued sprawling patterns of development in the region." The BeltLine TAD will continue through 2030, and will help improve economic and social conditions in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, benefit underutilized and economically and socially depressed urban areas, and promote development and transit opportunities in the corridor.


        BAHAB Enabling Legislation

        The Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB) was established as a means to advise on the administration and execution of the BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

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        DocumentDescription
        City Council Establishing BAHABThe Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB) was created through the City legislation in 2007. Its primary function is to advise on the administration and execution of the BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
        Redevelopment PlanThe Atlanta BeltLine is one of those rare projects that has the extraordinary potential to transform the City of Atlanta. By creating and enhancing greenspace, trails, transit, and new development along 22 miles of historic rail segments, this revived industrial landscape can become the solution to our scattered pattern of growth, and the framework for a truly sustainable Atlanta.

        Committed to Affordable Housing

        The Advisory Committee for BAHAB is made up of a range of stakeholders representing various governing bodies as well as Atlanta Public Schools. We are indebted to these committee members who offer their time and energy to ensure equitable housing opportunities throughout the community.

        GroupMemberVacancies
        AHAND/ANDP
        Chenee Joseph
        Kelly Cooney
        Young Hughley
        No Vacancies
        (3 Appointments)

         
        Atlanta Public Schools Alvah Hardy
        Emmett Johnson
        Leslie Grant
        Wayne Martin
        William McFarland
        Melvin Solomon
        No Vacancies
        (6 Appointments)
         
        Fulton County Board of Commissioners
        Cocoa Dunston
        Jan Bryson
        Steve Vale
        Zach Nikonovich-Kah
        1 Vacancy
        (5 Appointments)
         
        Atlanta City Council
        Andy Schneggenburger
        Jim Haskell
        1 Vacancy
        (3 Appointments)
         
        Mayor of Atlanta2 Vacancies
        (2 Appointments)
        MEETING SCHEDULE

        2nd Tuesday on a quarterly basis

        3pm-5pm

        Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
        100 Peachtree Street NW
        Atlanta, GA 30303

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        Map & Directions

        Contact Us

        For questions regarding BAHAB or if you are interested in serving on BAHAB, please contact:

        Lynnette Reid
        Senior Planner
        lreid@atlbeltline.org
        (404) 477-3551