The Stop Tha Squeeze Campaign organizes Black and brown first-time homeowners and renters to resist being squeezed out of home ownership and affordable housing options. Corporate investors and predatory landlords are buying up all of the affordable housing, especially in Metro Atlanta, and then tripling the rent, making it impossible to own or even rent a home.
- None of the 13 counties that make up Metro Atlanta qualify as an affordable housing market.
- In many places, homeowners are paying more than 40% of their monthly income on housing, which is 10% more than what the federal government considers “affordable.”
Stop Tha Squeeze works to end the continued redlining of Black and brown Georgians. The right to affordable housing not only means having access to a home now. It also means keeping communities together and building wealth and equity for generations to come.