Some new developments near MARTA stations already include affordable units, such as Thrive Sweet Auburn, an apartment building under construction near the King Memorial MARTA Station.
In 2019, MARTA asked private companies to propose affordable housing developments near rail stations that would qualify for tax benefits due to their location in low-income neighborhoods. The neighborhoods are Bankhead, Five Points, Vine City, Ashby, H.E. Holmes, West End and Lakewood/Fort McPherson. MARTA said in the news release that a total of 114 affordable-housing units are located near its rail stations and another 153 are under construction.