A key challenge to building any affordable housing in Decatur is that the cost of land inside the city limits is now tops $1 million per acre. That, coupled with extremely high costs for labor and construction materials, makes it difficult to keep the finished product affordable to most metro residents. Continue reading Decatur’s affordable housing dilemma
Your daily(ish) reminder to make sure you are registered to vote by December 7 if you plan to vote in the January 5 U.S. Senate runoffs.Continue reading “Georgia: Register to vote by Dec. 7”
I learned a lot – maybe more than I needed to know – about some of the ongoing issues with … Continue reading Decaturish: Nine candidates face off for DeKalb Sheriff
Local people often say that Atlanta is terrible about preserving its history – particularly the history of African-American lives and contributions.
This can be particularly true of suburban Atlanta. Where the city was the birthplace of historically black colleges Morehouse and Spelman, and played a key role in the Civil Rights movement, suburban counties were the landing sites of white flight – often overtly hostile to their black communities.