Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced a new grant from Wells Fargo to build 1,000 affordable housing units. The grant is expected to help 15 different faith-based organizations build affordable housing on property owned by churches.

“Atlanta’s faith community is one of the strongest and most visible. Everyone knows that Atlanta is the home of 10,000 or more churches,” said Dickens.

Dickens noted that although there is no shortage of churches in Atlanta, there is a shortage of affordable housing for people who live in the city of Atlanta.

“During the pandemic, our houses of worship stepped into the gap. Now we are calling on leaders of the faith community to build permanently affordable housing,” he said. 

Some of the grant recipients will be announced at a later date.

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