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About the Project

We understand this is an issue that stretches beyond any particular neighborhood and beyond I-285. We also have a call-in line and a survey to help us gather experiences from across the metro.

What about the rest of the city?

We are currently spending time on Buford Highway, Campbellton Road, Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, and Memorial Drive. Choosing specific corridors as jumping-off points for reporting allows us to engage with residents one-on-one in in-person listening sessions. Our hope is that by taking direction from these communities, we’ll be able to paint a more holistic picture of the cost of living in Atlanta.

Where we report

This is a partnership between Canopy Atlanta and Atlanta Civic Circle, with support from the Partnership for Southern Equity.

The Team

Canopy Atlanta is a nonprofit newsroom creating collaborative and participatory community journalism. CA equips metro Atlanta residents with access to information about their communities, and to tell impactful stories that are responsive to community desires. That means every story CA publishes is sourced directly from community members—and they are often the ones reporting those stories.

Atlanta Civic Circle is a nonprofit newsroom that uncovers stories, provides context, and deepens the public’s understanding of the complex issues facing the metro region. Through a solutions-oriented approach to reporting and convening, ACC equips the public with the information they need to hold elected officials and stakeholders accountable.

Partnership for Southern Equity is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that advances policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in the growth of metropolitan Atlanta and the American South. Through forums, research, and organizing efforts, PSE brings together the regional community to lift up and encourage just and sustainable civic practices for balanced growth and opportunity.

The Cost of Living Project is an innovative look at the price we pay to live in metro Atlanta.

This conversation is about more than escalating home and rental costs; over the course of this project, we’ll explore the cost of living through food, wages, transportation, childcare, education, and healthcare—in addition to housing. 


We Need You.

The Cost of Living Project is fueled by your stories about the price we pay to live in metro Atlanta. Share your experiences with us by filling out our survey or submitting your story through our My Two Cents form.

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