City Council to consider allocating $11.6 million for eviction diversion efforts and affordable housing units

Atlanta City Council
3 min readSep 29, 2023

ATLANTA — On Monday, the Atlanta City Council will consider legislation to allocate $11.6 million of the City’s affordable housing trust fund for eviction diversion efforts and to produce affordable housing units. The resolution includes focusing on units reserved for residents meeting or below 50 percent of the area median income (23-R-4167).

Other items on the agenda include:

• A resolution requesting the commissioner of the Department of Human Resources implement a pay incentive plan for officers assigned to the specialized motors unit of the Atlanta Police Department (23-R-4151).

• An ordinance amending the Land Development Code of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances to create a new section titled ‘Security Camera Integration Readiness Requirement for New Commercial Construction’. The amendment will require building permit applicants to install infrastructure to support security camera integration into the Atlanta Police Department’s Video Integration Center for new buildings with more than 10,000 sq. ft. (23-O-1402).

• An ordinance authorizing the chief financial officer to amend the fiscal year 2024 budget by adding to anticipations and appropriations the 2023 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant for $4.6 million on behalf of the Atlanta Department of Transportation (23-O-1519).

• An ordinance authorizing a donation of $3,500 to ALMA Domestic Violence Foundation to support the 2023 Paint Atlanta Purple events. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (23-O-1515).

• A resolution authorizing a $40,000 contribution to the Historic Oakland Foundation to support capital improvement projects at the Oakland Cemetery. The funds are part of the $3 million of Council District 5 discretionary funds from the Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure initiative (23-R-4170).

• A resolution authorizing a $150,000 donation from the affordable housing trust fund to support the expansion of the Georgia State University Research Foundation’s resource platform to connect eligible Atlanta residents with public, private, and non-profit housing resources (23-R-4159).

• A resolution requesting the inclusion of baby changing stations in City-owned buildings in the City of Atlanta, including women’s, men’s, and gender-neutral restrooms (23-O-1525).

• A resolution authorizing the installation of an art exhibit to honor the 53rd Mayor of the City of Atlanta, the late Sam Massell, at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (23-R-4160).

Proclamations and recognitions will be presented in honor of the 2023 Atlanta Dream, the 75th Anniversary of WSB-TV, Laurel Hord Hill, and International Credit Union Day.

The Council’s Committee Chairs briefing will be held in person during the week of full Council at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

The Committee on Council will convene in Committee Room №1 at 11 a.m. ahead of Monday’s full Council meeting.

The full Council meeting will be held in person at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. All meetings will be conducted in accordance with the City of Atlanta’s Charter, City Code of Ordinances, and the rules of Council as adopted for in-person meetings. In-person public comment procedures will be held as previously conducted and adopted by the Council in accordance with City Charter Section 2–104 and 2–105.

The meeting will be simulcast on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and Channel 26. Closed captioning will be available on the Council’s Facebook page.