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 11,000 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.
Our current development activity is focused on acquisition and rehab of single-family homes impacted by the foreclosure crisis. Since 2008, we have partnered with many metro jurisdictions to acquire, rehab and repopulate previously vacant, foreclosed single-family homes. To date, we have rehabbed more than 425 single-family homes and preserved 88 units of affordable rentals. Our acquisition rehab program has been made possible through federal programs such as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, HOME/CHDO Program and through collaboration with private market partners.
Policy & Community Engagement
ANDP has a rich history of acting as a catalyst for change. Our initiatives continue to play a critical role in shaping the region’s future. Current initiatives include the Piece by Piece Initiative (described to above) and the Mixed Income Communities Initiative (MICI). MICI engages a wide array of audiences to work together toward strategies that promote mixed income communities — places where people can live, work, play and age. Mixed income communities are critical to achieving regional equity and preserving region’s economy and quality of life.
Capital for Development
The ANDP Loan Fund provides capital for development and redevelopment of affordable housing. The ANDP Loan Fund provides acquisition, predevelopment, construction and bridge loans. Over the history of our loan fund, we have supported the creation of 4,997 units of housing. The ANDP Loan Fund is Certified Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as certified by the U.S. Treasury. Capital for community development is available for nonprofit and for profit developers who are engaged in affordable, mixed use and mixed income development.