Architects Roundtable with Bithia Ratnasamy: Affordable Housing and the Beloved Community


Wednesday, August 12, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am




Atlanta’s housing affordability crisis has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, but can be meaningfully addressed as a community. In this presentation, City of Atlanta Project Manager Bithia Ratnasamy will review the basics of affordable housing in Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ vision and plan for a more affordable city, and how we can collectively address this critical issue. (1 AIA LU)

Free for AIA members: Please enter the first three digits of your member number in the discount field.

Learning objectives

Participants will learn:

  1. What housing affordability is and how Atlanta’s supply and demand of affordable housing are changing over time;
  2. The value of affordable housing in Atlanta;
  3. The vision and goals of the One Atlanta Housing Affordability Action Plan; and
  4. About the ecosystem of affordable housing provision in Atlanta

Meet Bithia

Bithia is committed to helping move communities toward more accessible and equitable futures through policymaking and public administration. She currently serves as a Project Manager for the City’s Chief Housing Officer in the Office of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. In this role, she works to increase affordable, equitable housing opportunities for all who want to call Atlanta home. More >

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