Take a Deep Dive into the Details

Affordable housing is a cornerstone of the Atlanta BeltLine vision, and we are making progress toward our goal of creating 5,600 units of affordable workforce housing by 2030. These documents share details about our housing history and progress, offer more information for developers interested in engaging with the BeltLine, and provide additional tools for various inquiries. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, we invite you to reach out to us directly.

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Homeowner Empowerment Workshop Video

Watch first homeowner empowerment workshop of 2017. The workshop was led by consultant Tia McCoy and several others made informative presentations. Thanks to Citizens Trust Bank for their generous sponsorship of the 2017 homeowner empowerment workshops.

Affordable Housing Working Group Report

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. convened a panel of housing experts from public, private, and nonprofit sectors to make key recommendations to support ABI in reaching its goals to create and preserve affordable housing around the Atlanta BeltLine, while supporting the City’s One Atlanta vision and other City design and community frameworks.

Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board

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.

Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan

Completed in 2005, the Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan includes the initial proposal to combine greenspace, trails, transit, and new development along 22 miles of historic rail segments that encircle Atlanta’s urban core. The plan provided a framework for moving the project forward by outlining the major public infrastructure projects that comprise the project, identifying the type and scope of development that would be consistent with good planning practices, and by determining the boundaries of a Tax Allocation District to successfully provide a primary local funding source for the project.

Atlanta Land Trust

The Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) was created to maintain affordability in neighborhoods at risk for displacement and gentrification as a result of the Atlanta BeltLine development. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-based Developers (AHAND), and the Annie E. Casey Foundation led more than 30 public, private, non-profit, and community organizations for more than two years to bring the ALT into existence in December 2009. ALT brings needed development expertise and capacity with a focus on permanent affordable housing and transit-oriented development.

Integrated Action Plan (IAP)

In 2015, ABI completed an Integrated Action Plan to determine how to best achieve the 2005 Redevelopment Plan’s ambitious economic development and housing goals. The approach of the IAP is practical and action-oriented. It concentrates on fiscal years 2016 to 2020 while establishing a longer-term general framework through 2030.

Mixed-Income Transit Oriented Development Strategy

ABI, BAHAB, Enterprise Community Partners, and Bleakly Advisory Group, Inc. together developed a series of recommendations to implement Mixed Income Transit Oriented Development. Download the presentation given to Atlanta City Council in March 2013.

Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District

City Ordinance 05-O-1733 created the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District, established the financing mechanism for the Atlanta BeltLine program, established affordable housing goals for the Atlanta BeltLine, and adopted the Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan.

Foundational Studies

The Atlanta BeltLine has come a long way since Ryan Gravel first presented the idea in his 1999 master’s thesis. Along the way, there have been numerous studies, designs, work plans, revisions, and updates. Several core documents serve as the framework for what the Atlanta BeltLine has become, and what it will grow to be.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Affordable Housing Working Group Final Report – August 2018

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. convened a panel of housing experts from public, private, and nonprofit sectors to make key recommendations to support ABI in reaching its goals to create and preserve affordable housing around the Atlanta BeltLine, while supporting the City’s One Atlanta vision and other City design and community frameworks.

Mixed Income Transit Oriented Development Strategy

ABI, BAHAB, Enterprise Community Partners, and Bleakly Advisory Group, Inc. together developed a series of recommendations to implement Mixed Income Transit Oriented Development. Download the presentation given to Atlanta City Council in March 2013.

Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing Case Study

Detailed report about the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing project.

BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board 2010 Annual Briefing

Presentation that outlines BAHAB’s guiding principles, framework, components and target audience. Recaps BAHAB’s work plan and progress in 2010. Highlights accomplishments and future plans.

Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund Developer Grants

Application for funding for Multi-Family and Single-Family Developer Grants. Grants are available to Multi-Family Developers from the BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund to finance multifamily developments along the Atlanta BeltLine.

BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board Affordable Housing Trust Fund Recommendations

BAHAB’s policy recommendations to BAHTF, complete with detailed rationale and supporting appendices.

BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board Statement of Guiding Principles

BAHAB is a citizens advisory board was created by the City of Atlanta in connection with the BeltLine TAD and outlines its guiding principles in this document.

BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board Bylaws

BAHAB is a citizens advisory board was created by the City of Atlanta in connection with the BeltLine TAD and outlines its bylaws in this document.

Homeowner Resources Guide

The purpose of this guide is to make individuals aware of the resources available to help them remain in their homes. The guide provides a list of organizations and programs that can help, including contact information and details on how to qualify for and obtain assistance. The guide is organized by the type of assistance offered.

Affordable Housing Finance Program Presentation

Southwest & Westside Study Group: Affordable Housing Initiative Program Presentation-March 12, 2015

City Council Establishing BAHAB

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.

Strategic Implementation Plan

Similar to the 2005 Atlanta BeltLine Redevelopment Plan and the original Plan of Work for 2006-2010 Budget (Five Year Work Plan), the Atlanta BeltLine’s 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) presents a framework to complete the short- and long-term elements of the Atlanta BeltLine program. Adopted in 2013, this document lays out a flexible strategy that will continue to be updated over the life of the program, bringing the full Atlanta BeltLine vision to fruition.

Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) – TADAC Performance Report

TADAC’s review of Period 1 of the Strategic Implementation Plan. Presented May 2, 2019.