The mission of ANDP is to promote, create and preserve mixed income communities through direct development, lending, policy research and advocacy that result in the equitable distribution of affordable housing throughout the metropolitan Atlanta region.
ANDP was created in 1991 as a result of the merger of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Housing Resource Center and the Atlanta Economic Development Corporation’s Neighborhood Development Department. The impetus for ANDP’s creation was to address the diminishing supply of affordable housing in the Metropolitan Atlanta region as well as to help reclaim declining neighborhoods in its core. Throughout its history, ANDP has supported the creation of more than 8,000 units of housing for people of low-to-moderate incomes.
RESPONDING TO THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS
In 2007, the ANDP Board of Directors authorized a complete organizational focus on addressing the foreclosure crisis. Since this time, all programs – development, lending and advocacy – have been realigned to help keep families in their homes and helping the region address the impact of the foreclosure crisis.