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Mechanicsville Cityside Offers Homeownership At A Lower Cost

Mechanicsville Cityside is a neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta designed to provide low-income families with the chance to own their own home.
Mechanicsville Cityside is a neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta designed to provide low-income families with the chance to own their own home.
Credit JIM BURRESS / WABE

The term “affordable” can take on different meanings depending on whom you ask. Also, quality and affordability are not always one in the same. That’s something Mechanicsville Cityside is trying to change. It’s an entire neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta designed to provide low-income families with the chance to own their own home.

In this installment of “Closer Look’s” affordable housing series, co-host Jim Burress visits the neighborhood to learn how public-private partnerships and tax credits, make this possible.

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