As Rents Increase, Atlanta Ponders a Future Like San Francisco's

Rents are spiking in the city of Atlanta—and the roster of big cities struggling to manage the costs of living grows.
October 10, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Stephanie Stokes shares insight into the rising rents and housing costs in the Atlanta housing market, via research by Georgia State professor Dan Immergluck.

Immergluck's warning: that unless Atlanta takes a proactive approach to the housing market, the city risks becoming like San Francisco. "In other words, a city for the wealthy," explains Stokes.

In addition to a pile of statistics showing how quickly housing prices are spiking in parts of Atlanta, Stokes also reports a few policy actions recommended by Immergluck and a local developer.

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Published on Monday, October 9, 2017 in WABE
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