December 1, 2017
- Atlanta’s City Council will enact new zoning legislation aimed at increasing the number of rental units near the city’s BeltLine. Developers hoping to take advantage of the new legislation must preserve a percentage of their rental units as affordable. Georgia law prohibits mandates of rent control concerning their landlords; thus Atlanta’s innovative legislation seeks to circumvent this law.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its “2017 Financial Literacy Annual Report.” The agency’s report provides many resources for U.S. citizens in regards to home ownership, retirement, and sound financial practices. The CFPB cites their goal of ensuring individuals obtain economic independence as the foundation for their report.