Atlanta.....Renters and members of the Housing Justice League (HJL) testify to the Atlanta City Council (ACC) about the crisis in affordable housing and the rising cost of renting. These two factors are forcing low-income people and older adults who have lived in Atlanta for generations to be evicted. Their options are often limited to moving … Continue reading The Fight For Rent Control Goes To Atlanta City Council
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 319, the "constitutional carry" bill, into law, allowing Georgia residents to carry concealed handguns in public without a permit. Republicans claim the "constitutional carry" legislation will remove burdens and help people exercise their Second Amendment rights. By signing this bill, Kemp panders to Trump supporters (who live in a … Continue reading Do More Guns Make You Feel Safer? Get The Facts!
Corporations are buying up single-family homes in Atlanta and turning them into rentals. This is happening across the country. In some areas, the rate of purchase by investors is over 50 percent. In 2021, investors bought over one-third of houses in predominantly Black neighborhoods in south and southwest Atlanta. Housing prices have gone up 30% … Continue reading People Demand Rent Control and Housing Justice