FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DCA to co-sponsor Atlanta Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge  

Competition set for November 3, 2016

 

Atlanta, GA (October 17, 2016) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is co-sponsoring a competition to foster creative solutions to today’s housing needs.  Organized in conjunction with Georgia ACT and Enterprise Community Partners, and sponsored by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Preservation Challenge is an idea competition to generate innovative, implementable proposals that will help preserve affordable housing in the Atlanta region and throughout Georgia’s urban centers.  The competition will launch on November 3, 2016 at an event featuring Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens as keynote speaker.  The competition is open to all stakeholders with an interest in affordable housing.  Up to $100,000 in resources will be made to support concept development and implementation.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Date:                  Thursday, November 3, 2016

 

Time:                  9:15-9:30am: Registration

                           9:30am-2pm: Event program

Location:            Southface Energy Institute, Inc.

                           241 Pine Street NE

                           Atlanta, GA 30308

 

The launch event will bring together a wide-ranging group of stakeholders concerned about the region’s housing affordability challenges and preservation opportunities. The event will feature a practitioner panel discussion of local community and public sector representatives, developers, property owners, and investors. The event will close with an interactive discussion of the Preservation Competition goals and process.

 

Join us to learn more about these challenges and opportunities, as well as the ways you can participate in the Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge.

 

If you or anyone from your organization plans to attend, please RSVP by Monday, November 1, 2016. Please contact Mike Spotts (mspotts@enterprisecommunity.org) for additional information.

 

 

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About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions, and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified low- and moderate-income Georgians buy homes, rent housing, and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov.

 

DCA CONTACT:

Philip Gilman, Senior Policy Analyst

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

(o) 404-679-5277

Philip.Gilman@dca.ga.gov