City of Decatur to host community summit on affordable housing next month

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 15, 2018

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The city of Decatur will host an affordable housing summit early next month, allowing the community to discuss and understand the city’s efforts toward improving housing options, the city announced.

According to the city, the day-long summit will “establish a shared understanding of Decatur’s housing context, define the often subjective term ‘affordability’ as it relates to Decatur, explore viable approaches and strategies and conclude with ways for all participants to be a part of local solutions.”

“Through the housing summit, we want to define Decatur-driven strategies that reflect community expectations about affordable and inclusive housing,” Mayor Patti Garrett said. 

The event will include a number of speakers, as well as round-table small-group discussions and other interactive components that are meant to invite “consideration, collaboration and collective action,” according to the city.

The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Manuel J. Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, Ga. Everyone within the community is invited, including residents, business owners and employees.

The summit is free and includes lunch, but participants must register in advance to attend. Interested participants may register here.

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