The City of Augusta in partnership with Augusta Housing Authority will be presenting their 2nd Annual Community Housing Forum on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Center to continue the conversation around housing issues in Augusta, reflect on progress made in the past year and set the stage for future housing-related initiatives. The forum is open to the public and feel free to join in the discussion of the future of housing in our community.
According to Amanda Bartlett, Director of Augusta Housing Authority, Augusta has lost more than 100 units of rental housing to fire and code violations over the past two years. Since the start of the recession, many buildings have fallen into disrepair and hundreds of additional units are now at risk due to life safety code concerns and other capital needs. The result is an increased need for preservation and creation of safe, affordable housing in the capital city. This public forum will bring together housing professionals, landlords, community leaders and the public to share their observations and ideas about transforming the future of housing in Augusta.