Housing Affordability Special Feature: High-Income Renter Households Up 163% from 2007

Housing affordability is one of the most pressing issues facing the region.  With an increase in people moving to the region looking for a place to live, the supply of housing has not kept pace with the demand, leading to rising rents and ownership costs.  When you add to that the allure of amenities [...]

By | 2018-09-12T19:55:39+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Special Features|Comments Off on Housing Affordability Special Feature: High-Income Renter Households Up 163% from 2007

The Quarter: Highlights from Q2 2018

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q2 2018. The Quarter includes data on employment, home price indices, building permits, retail and office space, and more, with the goal of identifying what areas of our economy are striving and what areas are slower to recover. Visit The [...]

By | 2018-09-13T14:37:49+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q2 2018

Special Feature: Highways, Urban Renewal, and Patterns in the Built Environment

The story map below represents the capstone work of Matt Leonard, a recent graduate of the MS-Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) program at Georgia Tech and Research & Analytics Intern at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).  It provides an illuminating glimpse at how Atlanta's built environment and human landscape was shaped in large [...]

By | 2018-08-21T13:07:49+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Housing, Race and Diversity, Special Features, Transportation|Comments Off on Special Feature: Highways, Urban Renewal, and Patterns in the Built Environment

Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Looking for a place with all the latest news and info related to working, living, and commuting in the Atlanta Metro region?  What's Next ATL bills itself as just that -- a one-stop shop for  original blog posts, carefully selected links of local and national news, news releases from local government and non-profit [...]

By | 2018-08-15T14:59:39+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta AMI

What is AMI? AMI stands for Area Median Income. It is calculated and released every year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD). AMI is the combined average family income for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell HUD Fair Market Rent (FMR) area. This area includes 24-counties: Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:12:07+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta AMI

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Inspired by the National Low Income Housing Coalition's (NLIHC) recently released 2018 Out of Reach report, this month's Regional Snapshot looks at rental housing affordability in the region.  The slide deck below provides an overview of national trends in rental housing affordability, highlighting how the state and metro Atlanta region fare compared to the [...]

By | 2018-08-10T01:59:54+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Map Monday: High Eviction Rates Persist in Atlanta Metro Region

Having a reliable place to live provides an essential component to being able to participate effectively in the labor market and maintain a decent quality of life.  For renters, especially those in lower-income areas, the possibility of eviction often looms as a persistent threat to this security, with the primary cause of most evictions [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:13:44+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Map Monday: High Eviction Rates Persist in Atlanta Metro Region

The Quarter: Highlights from Q1 2018

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q1 2018. The Quarter includes data on employment, home price indices, building permits, retail and office space, and more, with the goal of identifying what areas of our economy are striving and what areas are slower to recover. Visit The [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:14:19+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q1 2018

Monday Mapday: Exploring Changes in Home Ownership

As examined in a previous post on this blog, one aftereffect of the recession was decline in home ownership due to foreclosures and more stringent loan requirements.  According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, the post-recession home ownership rates have declined most sharply among householders who are African American, young, or [...]

By | 2018-01-30T15:30:25+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Exploring Changes in Home Ownership

Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy

This month's Regional Snapshot provides, at the start of 2018, an overview of the most relevant trends in our metro economy- topics include job growth by sector, changes in wage levels, and trends in residential and commercial (by type) permit and construction activity. Highlights from this snapshot: Metro Atlanta continues to be a national [...]

By | 2018-01-11T17:17:16+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy
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