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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS documents. Costs associated with the new system are approximately $8.00 for each paper filed, which creates an extraordinarily high fee structure for court cases, including evictions, which may require multiple filings. The county receives a portion of the proceeds per paper filed as revenue. In addition, the county has left the previous fees in place for court filings, which run somewhere in the $50 range for dispossessory cases. The end result is a much higher cost structure for apartment owners and managers for these filings. Your AAA Governmental Affairs team has scheduled meetings with several Fulton County commissioners and the county manager to discuss our concerns and find a solution. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Penelope Moceri at pmoceri@atl-apt.org. City of Atlanta Affordable Housing Ordinance On May 2, 2016 the City of Atlanta City Council adopted an ordinance to mandate an affordable housing component for some projects within the city. As adopted, the ordinance will require either a 15 percent set aside at 80 percent area median income (AMI) or a 10 percent set aside at 60 percent AMI. Both options include a 30 percent rent cap. This will only be applicable to projects that receive a grant, incentive or subsidy from a development authority including; Fulton County Development Authority, DeKalb Development Authority; or Invest Atlanta.   The ordinance will take effect on July 1, 2016. However, it does not apply to any projects where "the developer, purchaser or other party has purchased or leased, is under contract, or is in ongoing negotiations to acquire or lease the property or portion thereof, in connection with a request for proposals ("a RFP") issued prior to June 30, 2016."  AAA Staff and Governmental Affairs Committee members were actively engaged in the legislative process. There was a significant push from housing advocacy groups and several members of Council to lower the AMI. The either/ or language was a compromise to incentivize developers to utilize a smaller AMI and still allow some flexibility. This is just the first of several pieces of legislation to start addressing affordable housing in the City of Atlanta. We expect to see an inclusionary zoning ordinance proposed to Council sometime this summer. AAA staff will continue to meet regularly with City Council members and staff and advocate on behalf of the industry. If you have any questions, please contact Penelope Moceri at pmoceri@atl-apt.org. www.atowinc.com 798211_ATow.indd 1 3/11/16 4:05 PM UPDATED: State of Georgia Smoke Free Multiunit Housing Initiative For the last year, AAA staff has been working as a part of the Breathe Easy Georgia coalition on developing a model certification program for smoke-free multifamily communities. In May, AAA sent a brief survey to all of our members to get a baseline of smoke-free policies that are being used by member communities. The collection of this information is helpful to us as we work with the coalition. If you have any questions, please contact Penelope Moceri at pmoceri@atl-apt.org. 799303_AllPro.indd 1 SEP TEMBER /OC TOBER 2016 | H A B I T 4/30/16 A T | 15 1:42 AM http://www.atowinc.com http://www.atowinc.com http://www.allprocarts.com http://www.allprocarts.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Habitat - September/October 2016

Chair’s Message
Legal Talk
Government Affairs
Up Close
Safeguarding Property Assets and Residents
Foundation Update
Volunteer’s Corner
AAA Platinum Patron Member Profile: For Rent
AAA Gold Patron Member Profile: Affinity Pools
New Members
Advertisers’ Index
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Habitat - September/October 2016 - Chair’s Message
Habitat - September/October 2016 - Legal Talk
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Habitat - September/October 2016 - Government Affairs
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Habitat - September/October 2016 - Up Close
Habitat - September/October 2016 - Safeguarding Property Assets and Residents
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Habitat - September/October 2016 - Foundation Update
Habitat - September/October 2016 - Volunteer’s Corner
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Habitat - September/October 2016 - AAA Platinum Patron Member Profile: For Rent
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Habitat - September/October 2016 - AAA Gold Patron Member Profile: Affinity Pools
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Habitat - September/October 2016 - New Members
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Habitat - September/October 2016 - Advertisers’ Index
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