Atlanta Housing Authority sues to kill deal to subsidize homes for affluent residents

3:07 pm Sep. 1, 2017

The Atlanta Housing Authority filed suit Friday against one of its longtime development partners to kill a deal that could push the agency to subsidize homes for affluent residents.

The deal to sell one quarter of the agency’s vacant land to Integral Group at below market value would be “unconscionable,” AHA lawyers argued in a Fulton County Superior Court complaint.

The contracts “do nothing to address the shortage of affordable housing

Atlanta Beltline Inc. CEO to leave with boost in severance pay

12:06 pm Aug. 28, 2017

Atlanta Beltline Inc. CEO Paul Morris is leaving his post with a parting gift worth thousands of dollars, agency records show.

A new employment contract approved before Morris’ resignation gives him severance pay worth $142,600, $17,850 more than it would have been had he stepped down earlier, according to AJC calculations based on the terms of his contracts.

That July contract — passed as concerns swirled over Beltline Inc.’s failure to