Investment, Jobs and Affordable Housing
Investment infrastructure and community benefits are critical to District 5's continued economic success. More private and public investment creates conditions for poverty reduction to address income inequalities by attracting businesses and other work opportunities that create jobs for residents in District 5. I have been a part of changing the conditions that are helping ensure community benefits sought by our residents are fulfilled. Since 2019, I have been on the forefront of helping drive more than half a billion dollars of investment in District 5 projects creating approximately 1,000 new jobs. Further, these projects have transformed underutilized properties while providing more than 100 affordable housing units near the Beltline. This allows many District 5 residents who wouldn't otherwise be able to live near the Beltline to have direct access to one of the City's most popular amenities. Further, during the height of the pandemic last year, I helped steer over $1,000,000 in relief funds for small businesses in mostly distressed areas to sustain this vital part of our local economy.