Vision Statement 5
Marietta offers housing for people of all ages, incomes, and ethnic backgrounds, so that generations of families can live within our City. We recognize the importance of homeownership and our vision is that a majority of our residences will be owner-occupied.
- Attain owner occupancy in more 50% of our homes by the year 2009.
- Support and secure funding for the Marietta Redevelopment Corporation to power the regeneration of the community. A portion of the newly created or renovated housing units will be reserved for low to moderate-income families.
- Have "Johnny Walker Homes" under construction in 2006.
- Convert portions of developed multi-family housing properties located on Franklin Road to new development.
- Continue to encourage more diverse housing units in the downtown area and encourage quality single-family detached housing throughout the city.
- Build 250 affordable first-time homebuyer units by 2010.
- Continue to educate residents and homebuyers to strengthen their ability to buy, retain and maintain their homes.
- Work with the Marietta Housing Authority, Cobb Housing Inc. and other agencies to redevelop and revitalize the Franklin Road, Roswell Street, Allgood and Powder Springs Road corridors as well as other areas of our city.
- Ensure safe housing for all residents.
- Provide a Public Safety employee home ownership program in target areas by 2007.
- Rehab or replace 10% of city rental housing by 2010 – 1600 units.
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