Chamblee Housing

Georgia Initiative for Community HousingThe Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Initiative (GICH) offers communities a three year program of collaboration and technical assistance related to housing and community development. The objective of the initiative is to help communities create and implement a locally based plan to meet their housing needs. Launched in 2004, GICH grew out of Georgia’s experience with the National League of Cities’ Affordable Housing Program and the success stories that were celebrated at the annual Magnolia Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing. The Archway Partnership, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, and UGA Extension provide in-kind support, and the program is partially funded by a USDA Rural Development RCDI grant. 

Following the completion of the 2022 housing study, Chamblee was accepted into the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) program and formed a Housing Team:

- Comm. Ted Terry, District 6, DeKalb County - Wylly Harrison, Economic Development Director, City of Chamblee
- Ranata Mattison, Principal Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission
- Denise Revels, Dir. of Support Services, DeKalb Co. Schools - Ronit Hoffer, Senior Real Estate Developer, Mercy Housing
- Mayor Brian Mock, City of Chamblee - Mariel Risner Sivley, Housing Director, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia
- Councilmember Elmer Veith, City of Chamblee - Stephanie Coreas, Executive Director, Los Vecinos de Buford Highway
- , City Manager, City of Chamblee - Sharon Steele, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity DeKalb
- Daria Chryssochoos , Budget & Strategy Manager, City of Chamblee - Belinda Dapreis, Resident and Community Advocate
- Blake Dodd, Management Analyst, City of Chamblee - Kate Henry, Resident and Chamblee Design Review Board Member
- John Maximuk, Planning and Development Director, City of Chamblee - Omar Esposito, Resident and President of Framework Homeownership

Past Members:
Carolina Ramos, Dir. of Advocacy & Outreach, Latin American Association

The GICH Housing Team identified the following as Affordable Housing Priorities:

  • Dresden Dr., Plaster Rd., Johnson Rd.
  • Protected Affordable Housing
  • Homeownership
  • Preservation of Housing
  • Supply of Housing

With Council direction, staff is working towards various strategies and programs to meet the full range of housing needs in Chamblee.

About the Chamblee Housing Study

The City of Chamblee partnered with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and RKG Associates in 2021 and 2022 to conduct a comprehensive housing study. The study examined the housing inventory, market, and needs in Chamblee to provide valuable information to inform decision making and present preliminary recommendations. Materials from public meetings related to the Housing Study are listed under the navigation to the left of this page.

To view the Chamblee Housing Study, click the image below:


Preliminary Recommendations

The initial draft recommendations for the Housing Study are ready. Please click the following link to view the recommendations:

Past Community Meetings 

  • Community-Wide Housing Meeting
    • Date: May 5th 
    • Time: 7 pm
    • Location: Center for Pan Asian Community Services, 3510 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341 
    • Presentation
  • Community Housing Discussion (in Spanish)
    • Date: February 24th 
    • Time: 6:30 pm 
    • Location: VIRTUAL on Zoom
  • Community Housing Discussion
  • Community Housing Discussion
  • Community-Wide Housing Meeting

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