A 23-home venture is coming to the Atlanta Beltline Westside trail near Okland City MARTA station. 
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Affordable housing headed to Atlanta Beltline’s Westside trail

The Atlanta Beltline is slowly but surely seeing a stable of affordable housing options for residents.

The latest development: a 23-home venture near the Westside trail and Oakland City MARTA station. 

Construction on the homes, located at 1091 Tucker Avenue, will begin later this year with residents expected to move in early 2020, according to a news release about the development. The homes will be comprised of one-story flats and two- and three-story homes within four three-story buildings. 

A $108,000 grant from Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit focused on creating affordable homes, is funding part of the development. The group also donated the 1.8-acre land, valued at $47,600, to the Atlanta Land Trust, a nonprofit charged with building affordable housing along the Beltline.  

ALT will own the land, but residents will keep the title to the home. The cost of the homes has not been released, but affordable housing is often for those who make 80 to 60 percent or less than average median income. 

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The homes would be the latest in a series of affordable housing units developing along the Atlanta Beltline, putting the area closer to its goal of creating 5,600 affordable homes over 25 years. 

Last month, Invest Atlanta announced it approved 252 units along the Beltline’s southside and eastside trails.

So far, there have been 2,565 affordable units created between 2005 and 2017 along the Atlanta Beltline

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