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Local Housing Forum to Discuss Strengthening Tenants’ Rights in Georgia

Wednesday’s event is part of an effort to respond to rising rents and eviction threats.

The Atlanta Regional Housing Forum is hosting a free event that aims to advocate for stronger renter protections in Georgia. (Getty Images)

With an increasingly unaffordable market, Atlanta’s housing crisis has become a hot topic over the past year for many residents.

For the Black community, the stakes have never been higher. Eviction threats, uninhabitable living conditions, and rising home prices have housing advocates and community leaders alike calling for stronger tenant protections across the metro area.

In response, the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum is hosting an event titled “Strengthening Tenants’ Rights In Georgia.” Discussions will focus on what’s being done to protect renters and what folks on the ground — housing advocates and reporters — are seeing.

The free event will feature panels with both in-person and virtual options for attendance. You can register here.

Here’s what you need to know:


“Strengthening Tenants’ Rights in Georgia”


Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 

Side note: Free parking will be available for attendees in the pay lot directly across from St. Luke’s.

Details + Talks

The event will feature two panels with eight presenters. Scheduled to speak are: 

Advocates & Practitioners: Protecting Tenant Rights

  • Bambi Hayes-Brown, Georgia Advancing Communities Together
  • Becky Hudock, Georgia Appleseed
  • Alison Johnson, Housing Justice League
  • Crystal Redd, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Investigative Reporting On Tenant Conditions and Response

  • Sean Keenan, Atlanta Civic Circle
  • Stephannie Stokes, WABE News/90.1 FM
  • Alan Judd, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Willoughby Mariano, The Atlanta Journal Constitution