Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Cost of Living, 2021 Update

How does Atlanta's cost of living compare to metros across the country? This Snapshot explores findings from the annual Cost of Living Index created by the Council for Community and Economic Research.

By |2021-07-14T14:11:34-04:00July 14th, 2021|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Cost of Living, 2021 Update

Multifamily Momentum: Slowed, Not Stalled

In the last decade, multifamily housing has driven a significant share of the population growth in core areas of our region. Multifamily activity has slowed in recent years, and even in the heyday years of Atlanta multifamily construction, building in the sector was relatively constrained compared to single-family in Atlanta and to multifamily building in other metros.

By |2021-06-21T16:36:05-04:00June 21st, 2021|Economic Development, Equity, Housing, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Multifamily Momentum: Slowed, Not Stalled

Regional Snapshot: Housing–the Weights, Burdens, and the Lift(s)

This month's regional snapshot presents a detailed look at housing market conditions and affordability challenges, and reviews existing threats and aid initiatives.

By |2021-03-11T14:38:49-04:00March 11th, 2021|Equity, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Housing–the Weights, Burdens, and the Lift(s)

More on Atlanta Home Price Trends: The Case-Shiller Index

Looking at how our Case-Shiller Hone Price Index value has changed since our pre-2008 recession peak (hint: it's higher), and how that change compares to other metros around the country.

By |2021-03-10T16:37:00-04:00March 10th, 2021|Data Diversions, Housing|Comments Off on More on Atlanta Home Price Trends: The Case-Shiller Index

The Income Incidence of a Cost Crisis (in Housing)

About a third of Atlanta households are defined as cost-burdened (spending more than 30 percent of income on housing). BUT those cost burdens go up...a lot...for renters, for lower-earners, or (especially) for lower-income renters.

By |2021-03-01T15:20:45-04:00March 1st, 2021|Economic Development, Equity, Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on The Income Incidence of a Cost Crisis (in Housing)

Housing Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from Two Surveys

Data from two surveys show that housing affordability worries are all too real for Atlantans, and are growing despite initial policy efforts.

By |2021-02-24T15:16:19-04:00February 23rd, 2021|Data Diversions, Equity, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks|Comments Off on Housing Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from Two Surveys

Atlanta Metro Eviction Tracking Update, February 2021

Updates to the status of evictions in five metro counties, plus details about the national context and local assistance efforts.

By |2021-02-18T11:04:29-04:00February 17th, 2021|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Housing, Public Health|Comments Off on Atlanta Metro Eviction Tracking Update, February 2021
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