Have you heard our voices? Area nonprofit agencies that aim to help homeless families in North Fulton tirelessly advocate for affordable housing in our community. Which means we stand together. This month, I’d like to take a moment to share why this is important.
In our area, high-end development is on the rise. Meanwhile, the local inventory of affordable housing is rapidly disappearing. Rents are steadily increasing but wages are not. The result of this is twofold: increased homelessness that in turn creates economic tension for local businesses. Displaced workforce families in our area often leave their jobs, placing the strain of turnover and vacancies on employers. Overall, the households who struggle to sustain housing in North Fulton are a critical part of the local economy.