A Look At The Atlanta Board Of Education’s Affordable Housing Task Force

Adair School in southwest Atlanta has been vacant for decades. It could be a candidate for redevelopment.

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In January the Atlanta Board of Education announced a task force that would focus on affordable housing. Their purpose? To explore the possibility of re-purposing surplus APS facilities into affordable housing units.

The task force is made up of both business and community leaders. To find out more about their mission, “Closer Look” hosts Rose Scott and Jim Burress spoke to Nathaniel Smith, chairman of the Affordable Housing task force. He’s also the founder and chief equity officer for the Atlanta based, nonprofit the Partnership for Southern Equity.

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