Amir Farokhi
City Councilmember | Atlanta, GA

ARP: Atlanta GA, Community-based Housing Incentives for Public Safety Officials

Idea Category: Housing | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

Atlanta Councilmember Amir Farokhi’s resolution to provide housing subsidies for public safety personnel received unanimous approval from the city council. As rents continue to rise in Atlanta, Farokhi hopes that by helping to cover housing costs, public safety officers can afford to live where they work, help recruit and retain new officers, and also build trust between the community and those charged with protecting it. The resolutions will provide $500,000 from federal American Rescue Plan funds to help firefighters, corrections offices, and police officers live in the areas near their stations and the neighborhoods in which they work.

More Idea’s From Amir Farokhi

Community Safety Housing Subsidy

Idea Category: Housing | Funding Source: ARP

Georgia Resilience and Opportunity Fund

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity | Funding Source: ARP