Closer Look: Residents Of Park Villa Apartments; New AHA Chairman; And More | WABE 90.1 FM

Closer Look: Residents Of Park Villa Apartments; New AHA Chairman; And More

Aug 7, 2017

Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

  • 0:00: Since 1938, the Atlanta Housing Authority has had a core mission of providing quality housing for low-income households. Closer Look’s affordable housing series continues with a conversation with the Atlanta Housing Authority’s new board chair, Robert Rumley.
  • 19:57: Residents of the Park Villa Apartments in Brookhaven were told earlier this summer that they had 30 days to vacate, after the property was purchased by a new developer. The city’s Mayor John Ernst negotiated an extension of the residents leases through August. Rebekah Morris, executive director of Los Vecinos de Buford Highway, a local organization that advocates for affordable housing along Buford Highway, give us an update about the residents of the Park Villa Apartments.
  • 35:00: At the beginning of this year, the Atlanta Board of Education announced a task force that would focus on repurposing surplus APS facilities into affordable housing units. We speak to its Chairman Nathaniel Smith about the task force’s recommendations.

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