Norcross’ LiveNorcross Initiative will present the findings of its months-long survey of the residents living in extended-stay motels in Norcross at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center, 10 College Street, NW.
Like other metro Atlanta cities, Norcross has found itself with limited residential hosuing options for working and middle-class families. A defining feature of the city’s housing landscape is an abundance of extended-stay motels, most of which are are home to families and elderly individuals.
In fall 2018, LiveNorcross surveyed the residents of the nine motels that serve as temporary housing to better understand who lives there and what barriers they face to finding permanent housing. The results of this survey will presented May 21 to Norcross Mayor Craig Newton, other city officials, and the public.
Norcross was selected in 2017 to participate in a community development program to address the need for more affordable housing. The city has partnered with schools, nonprofits and other community stakeholders “to pursue innovative housing solutions that promote economic development and enhance quality of life.” The LiveNorcross program, known globally as the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), is offered with support from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the Georgia Municipal Association and UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
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