The term "affordable" can take on different meanings depending on whom you ask. Also, quality and affordability are not always one in the same. That's something Mechanicsville Cityside is trying to change. It's an entire neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta designed to provide low-income families with the chance to own their own home.
In this installment of "Closer Look's" affordable housing series, co-host Jim Burress visits the neighborhood to learn how public-private partnerships and tax credits, make this possible.
Columbia Residential is the private developer behind the Mechanicsville Cityside project. Jim Grauley is the president and COO of the company. Grauley joined ‘Closer Look’ hosts Rose Scott and Jim Burress to talk about how projects like Mechanicsville Cityside work throughout Atlanta, and across the nation.