Mayor Reed upset over lack of BeltLine affordable housing

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed wants action on housing along the BeltLine. Reed said the problem has to do with the emphasis on ensuring there are enough units affordable to a larger segment of the population.

For example, the mayor said teachers, police officers, and firefighters do not have a chance of enjoying what is widely considered to be an urban jewel.

Officials set a goal of supplying 5,600 units. Less than 15 percent of that number has been funded.

Reed points the finger at priorities set by current leadership. He does allow that for a significant period of time, funding dollars were held up due to a financial dispute with the Atlanta Board of Education.