12Stone church in Gwinnett County is not joking around when it comes to getting into the holiday spirit, donating more than $62,000 to pay off lunch debts for students in three counties as part of a new program they are spearheading called Knock Out Hunger. People often talk about the spirit of Christmas but 12Stone and its congregation are really living it – the church’s ship is RISING…
The Atlanta City Council this week submitted a request to the state legislature this week asking them to repeal the state’s prohibition on rent controls. Citing rising housing costs, the Atlanta officials hope that allowing for rent control might lead to more affordable housing within city limits. However, 81% of economists agree that rent control is a bad policy, one that decreases stock of rental units, driving the average price up not down, and actually further fuels gentrification rather than limiting it. With a legislature that figures to be very reluctant to institute such a policy, the bid for rent control in Atlanta is SINKING…
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