Atlanta

Councilwoman Archibong Supports MultiMillion Dollar Bond to Help Atlanta's Homeless

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By: Miranda Hawkins

Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Atlanta City Council District 5 Candidate

Atlanta's City Council has approved a $26 million bond issue to help the homeless.

Late Monday, the council unanimously approved authorizing the city's economic development arm, Invest Atlanta, to issue the bonds.

The United Way of Greater Atlanta is also kicking in a $25 million donation. It's part of a plan called ClearPath.

"It's important because it's going to allow us to have the funding that we need to really implement strategies around reducing chronic homelessness," said Councilmember Natalyn Archibong.

The plan focuses mainly on providing permanent and emergency housing but it also looks at preventing families on the brink of homelessness from being displaced. According to a press release, in the next three years the city plans to:

  • “Place 500 chronically homeless individuals in permanent supportive housing;
  • Secure housing for 300 homeless families who will be rapidly rehoused in permanent units;
  • Prevent 100 families from entering homelessness;
  • Create 264 new emergency shelter beds; and
  • Create 254 new housing interventions for homeless youth.”

Archibong said the city wants to partner with neighboring municipalities with a focus on DeKalb and Fulton counties.

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Councilwoman Archibong Discusses Atlanta's Tree Canopy on NPR

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By: Candace Wheeler

Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Atlanta City Council District 5 Candidate

 Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

2:18: The Atlanta City Council has approved measures to protect the city's tree canopy. The ordinance imposes a 180-day moratorium on accepting any application to remove more than ten trees on residential zoned parcels of five acres or larger. Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, who proposed the ordinance, tells us more.

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Councilwoman Archibong Introduced Ordinance for Public Art in Kirkwood

Atlanta Journal Constitution

By: Leslie Johnson

The Kirkwood mural, “Kirkwood Hive,” by artist Allen Peterson is shown as a rendering. Courtesy Atlanta councilwoman Natalyn Archibong’s office.

The Kirkwood mural, “Kirkwood Hive,” by artist Allen Peterson is shown as a rendering. Courtesy Atlanta councilwoman Natalyn Archibong’s office.

The Atlanta City Council recently approved the authorization of public art in the Kirkwood and Edgewood neighborhoods. Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong introduced the ordinances, which were adopted at the Jan. 3 meeting.

Both art installations will be murals, and their completion will be contingent upon the schedule of the artists and the weather.

The name of the Kirkwood artwork, by artist Allen Peterson, is “Kirkwood Hive” and will be located on the east wall of the MARTA underpass at the corner of Rocky Ford and College Avenue. The mural for Edgewood, at 1209 Memorial Dr. S.E. by artist Chris Veal, is called “Reflections.”

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