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Nuisance Ordinance That Sparked Backlash From Black Business Owners Has Stalled

It’s back to the drawing board for the proposed Atlanta ordinance to crack down on “nuisance properties.” The Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee held the controversial piece of legislation in committee at its last meeting. This means that the ordinance cannot be voted on by the City Council until it makes it out of […]

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Local Housing Forum to Discuss Strengthening Tenants’ Rights in Georgia

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. […]

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Facing Eviction, Forest at Columbia Residents Meet with DeKalb Commissioner

Tenants from Forest at Columbia — the Panthersville-based apartment complex at the center of an alleged illegal eviction controversy — have gained new allies in their fight to keep their homes. DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson arranged for staffers from the county’s Community Development Department to visit Forest at Columbia on Aug. 5, less than […]

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‘An Illegal Eviction’: Forest at Columbia Residents Feel Blindsided By Ownership

Freshly packed and stacked cardboard boxes formed a pile in front of the wall-mounted television inside Cynthia Arnold’s living room. The 68-year-old grandmother had “Sanford and Son” on the tube, but it was harder than usual for her to watch with medical gauze taped over her lacerated right eye. It’s an injury Arnold said she […]