Georgia once boasted one of the nation’s most affordable housing markets. But as the state added new residents – there was a 96 percent increase with more than 5.2 million new residents moving into Georgia between 1980 and 2020 – the number of affordable houses did not follow the same pattern. Many experts agree that the state is now facing a housing shortage and housing affordability crisis.

Representative Spencer Frye, D-Athens, is looking for ways to address that housing crisis. Today, Frye will hold a press conference to talk about his proposed policies to expand Georgia’s housing supply and reduce the costs of homeownership across the state. 

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