After sitting idle for nearly 13 years, the sprawling Westside site that once housed the Bowen Homes public housing project could actually get a new lease on life.
The Atlanta City Council last month approved a measure that paves the way for the city’s public defender office to help prevent evictions, but without proper funding, it’s not enough to prevent the displacement of many city residents affected by the pandemic.
You wouldn’t serve food to your family or take medication without knowing the ingredients. So why would you condone political ads that fail to disclose their biggest financial backers? Increasing transparency in campaign finance is one way to help voters make informed decisions in national and local elections, electoral accountability expert Daniel G. Newman said. […]
Residents of the Southside’s long-neglected Forest Cove apartments will continue living in ramshackle conditions until the property owner can secure financing for the complex’s desperately needed revival.
The resurrection of the long-dormant Atlanta Civic Center might finally be on the horizon, as the deadline for developers to submit overhaul proposals rapidly approaches.
Gov. Brian Kemp has pitched a $30.2 billion budget to state lawmakers. The top items are what they usually are in state budgets: education and health care.
Who controls American democracy? Voters or a tiny band of “wealth hoarders” determined to hang on to power? That’s the question at the heart of America’s ongoing social and political unrest, according to electoral accountability expert Daniel G. Newman. “It is such a tumultuous time we continue to live through. Many people I’ve talked to […]
Aklima Khondoker has spent most of her legal career making sure others get a fair shot. She has pushed for women’s reproductive freedom, LGBTQ rights, racial justice and voting rights. Khondoker honed her voting rights skills at the ACLU of Georgia, where she created the Voting Access Project, a program that blends grassroots organizing, policy […]
Georgia renters and housing activists rallied outside the Buckhead home of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) commissioner on Saturday to call foul on what they consider a dysfunctional emergency rental assistance (ERA) program.
To mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Atlanta Civic Circle asked two keepers of the King Dream, Tom Houck and Clayborne Carson, to share their thoughts on how the slain civil rights leader viewed democracy. This year, the federal holiday comes two days after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on January 15. He would […]