CANTON, GA (Nov. 10, 2022) – Community Development Agency Director Brantley E. Day has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Housing Task Force, comprised of more 30 county leaders from across the United States. Day is the sole representative selected in the state of Georgia.
The group will identify county-led solutions and innovations for addressing America’s housing affordability and stability crisis.
“Counties are on the front lines of responding to the housing crisis,” said NACo President Denise Winfrey. “Stable, quality housing is the foundation for better health, safety, education, a strong workforce, improved financial wellness, and lower demands on the social safety net. NACo’s Housing Task Force is committed to meeting the moment and addressing our residents’ housing needs.”
The Housing Task Force will explore intergovernmental partnerships that support housing solutions among federal, state and local officials, along with private, nonprofit, and homeownership and rental partners.
The group will also examine comprehensive solutions to address the complex conditions that undermine workforce housing availability, including supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, land costs, institutional investors, and government regulations, among other factors.
“It’s an honor to be selected to serve on the NACo Housing Task Force, and I look forward to the exchange of ideas and information this opportunity leverages for our county,” Day said.
County roles and responsibilities related to housing vary significantly across, and even within, different states. Regardless of specific county functions and responsibilities, however, all counties have the potential to establish and enhance partnerships with public, private and nonprofit sector stakeholders to arrive at solutions that meet the needs and expectations of the citizenry.
The Housing Task Force will host in-person and virtual meetings, as well as produce original research, to examine the role of county governments in providing residents with more housing, greater variety of housing, and better housing affordability and value.
Day joined Cherokee County as the Community Development Director in October 2021. He has more than 20 years of municipal planning and community development management experience, including with the cities of Woodstock, Holly Springs, and Riverdale, as well as the Cumberland Community Improvement District.
ABOUT CHEROKEE COUNTY
Located 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Cherokee County is part of the 11-county metro-Atlanta area. Cherokee County boasts a population of more than 279,000, according to the 2022 Atlanta Regional Commission population estimates. It is the one of the fastest growing counties in the metro region and its overall Board of Commissioners-controlled tax burden per capita is one of the lowest in the region. Cherokee County has world-class parks and recreational facilities, is a destination for corporate headquarters and is a great place to live, work and play. Cherokee County is the best of both worlds because it’s where “Metro Meets the Mountains.” Learn more at cherokeega.com.
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