Atlanta Unveils Newest, Affordable, Senior-Living Housing Complex

Sep 10, 2018

The city of Atlanta unveiled a new affordable housing complex for seniors on Monday.

The 162-unit building is on the city's west side. It's for people older than 55, who earn up to and including 60 percent of the area’s median income.

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The latest numbers from the U.S. Census show Atlanta’s median income is just under $50,000. So, to qualify for the complex, you’d have to make around $30,000.

Clyde Higgs, the Atlanta Beltline's interim CEO, said the complex should serve as a model for what the BeltLine can offer.

"We talk about affordable housing,” Higgs said. “We talk about economic development; we talk about transit. This is it. This is the prototype. This is what we want to mimic across the whole, entire BeltLine."

The building site was also chosen because it sits a couple of blocks away from a MARTA station.

The apartment filled up in its first 60 days and hundreds more seniors are on the waiting list.