Atlanta mixed-income communities
In 1996, AHA created the financial and legal model for mixed-income communities or MICs, that is, communities with both owners and renters of differing income levels, that include public-assisted housing as a component. This model is used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's HOPE VI revitalization program. As of 2011, it has resulted in all housing projects having been demolished, with partial replacement by MICs.
The first of these, Centennial Place, has been recognized by HUD and the Urban Land Institute. As of 2007, Centennial Place had a math, science and technology-focused elementary school, a YMCA, a branch bank, a child-care facility and retail shops. There were plans to include homeownership units.
In 2011, the agency also tore down the Roosevelt House and Palmer House senior-citizen high-rises and relocated residents into other properties. However, the John O. Chiles and Cosby Spear senior citizen high rises remained open.
AHA took advantage of relaxed federal rules in effect through 2010 to raze all remaining communities. The agency offered residents who qualified a variety of relocation options and long-term assistance that included federal rent-assistance vouchers good anywhere in the country. However, not all residents qualified for the vouchers.
- 1 List of mixed-income communities
- 1.1 Ashley Auburn Pointe
- 1.2 Ashley College Town
- 1.3 Ashley Courts at Cascade
- 1.4 Ashley Terrace at West End
- 1.5 Capitol Gateway
- 1.6 Centennial Place
- 1.7 Columbia at Mechanicsville Station
- 1.8 Columbia Commons
- 1.9 Columbia Village
- 1.10 Magnolia Park
- 1.11 Summerdale Commons
- 1.12 The Villages at Carver
- 1.13 The Villages of Castleberry Hill
- 1.14 The Villages of East Lake
- 1.15 West Highlands
- 2 Senior citizen highrises
- 3 References
List of mixed-income communities
Ashley Auburn Pointe
site of former Grady Homes in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Includes the Veranda at Auburn Pointe complex.
Ashley College Town
site of former Harris Homes, built 1956
Ashley Courts at Cascade
site of former Kimberly Courts, off-site for Techwood/Clark Howell
Ashley Terrace at West End
formerly off-site for Techwood/Clark Howell
site of former Capitol Homes
Columbia at Mechanicsville Station
formerly off-site for East Lake Meadows
formerly off-site for East Lake Meadows
The Villages at Carver
The Villages of Castleberry Hill
Site of former John Hope Homes. Recognized by the city as an official neighborhood of Atlanta. Despite the name, this community is not in Castleberry Hill and lies south of that neighborhood.
The Villages of East Lake
- Columbia Estates, 124 townhouses and garden-style apartments, for rent
- Columbia Heritage, a 132-unit mixed-income seniors housing development
- Columbia Park Citi, a 154-unit mixed-income garden-style apartment complex
- Columbia Crest, a 152-unit mixed-use project with 5,000 square feet (460 m2) of retail space; and
- Columbia Grove, a 138-unit multifamily project that will be the final phase
Senior citizen highrises
While Palmer and Roosevelt were razed, these senior citizen highrises were renovated:
On North Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward
John O. Chiles
Located at 435 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. Renovated 2008.
- "AHA Web site". 2003-10-07. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-05.
- "Atlanta Journal-Constitution". 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2007-07-05.
- Ariel Hart, "Atlanta building -- and old public housing model -- demolished", 'Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 27, 2011
- "Atlanta Journal-Constitution". 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2007-07-05.
- Atlanta NPU T site
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
- Hard Hat News
- "Magnolia Park", Atlanta Housing Authority
- "Blighted housing project could become site of 462-acre community with golf course", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2000-04-01
- eric Wong, "Saved by Hope VI",Affordable Housing Finance