Housing Capstone


In my housing-focused journalism capstone, I spent the semester diving deep into Athens’s biggest housing issues, including affordability, homelessness, the environment, and more. We provided extensive coverage on the housing beat through the Grady Newsource digital site.

journalism CAPSTONE

Filling In The Gaps: Infill Housing Debate Continues After 2017 Changes

According to Athens-Clarke County senior planner Bruce Lonnee, an incongruously sized house can literally and figuratively throw shade on its neighbors.

In in-town Athens neighborhoods like Boulevard or Five Points, streets full of smaller, older cottages are often juxtaposed with newer, larger houses.

The new homes are examples of infill housing, or new construction in previously developed areas…

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Project Safe Provides Rental Assistance To Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Homeless

Being able to fix one part of a problem doesn’t mean being able to fix everything.

Catherine Garrett, the director of rapid re-housing at Project Safe, helps domestic violence survivors find and pay for rental housing…

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Affordable Housing Event Explores Stigmas, Complexity Of Issue

For Robert Hughes, founding partner and principal of the Atlanta-based design company HGOR, the problem of affordable housing is a “multi-headed beast” to solve.

Each year, HGOR funds a lecture or panel event for the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, and this year’s discussion focused on affordable housing…