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 |2018-08-13T18:12:07-04:00August 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 |2019-01-23T11:19:57-04:00July 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 |2018-08-13T18:13:44-04:00May 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 |2018-08-13T18:14:19-04:00May 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 |2018-01-30T15:30:25-04:00January 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 |2018-01-11T17:17:16-04:00January 11th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy

Friday Factday: Declines in Mortgage Delinquency–
Masking Lingering Effects of Recession

When it comes to the economy, most of us would likely agree that, while things are better, we "got a ways to go yet". A recent article in the AJC examines the lingering impacts of the Great Recession, pointing out that despite improvements in employment (and even, finally, wages), many are still suffering.  One [...]

By |2018-01-05T21:52:05-04:00January 5th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Declines in Mortgage Delinquency–
Masking Lingering Effects of Recession

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

This month's Regional Snapshot begins to dig into the results from the 2017 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey, comparing responses among the counties surveyed and offering insights as to how different segments of the population responded. Each year since 2013, ARC and its community partners conduct the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion survey to take [...]

By |2017-11-09T19:00:11-04:00November 9th, 2017|Economy, Education, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Regional Snapshot, Transportation|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

Friday Factday: Case-Shiller Home Price Index

This week's Friday Factday highlights data from the Q3 2017 update to The Quarter, The Atlanta Regional Commission's quarterly publication exploring leading indicators of overall economic health from a non-economist's view.  This week, we dig into the most recent S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index numbers.  The Case-Shiller index is the leading indicator measuring the [...]

By |2017-10-13T16:12:46-04:00October 13th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Regional Snapshot: ARC Employment Centers: Core Locations for Jobs, not for Affordable Housing

This month's Regional Snapshot picks up where the July Regional Snapshot on Affordable Housing left off. In the October Regional Snapshot we take a deeper dive into affordable housing data, mapping it onto our region's employment centers in an effort to visualize the relationship between housing affordability and concentrations of regional employment. ARC's Employment [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:53:14-04:00October 12th, 2017|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: ARC Employment Centers: Core Locations for Jobs, not for Affordable Housing
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