What is the rooming house phenomenon? How do you provide housing for segments of the population that cannot afford market-rate housing? Is it possible for landlords to make a profit in the affordable housing market? Atticus LeBlanc - PadSplit founder, joins Proptech Espresso to answer these questions and discuss how he is using technology to increase the supply of affordable housing and create a roadmap for affordable housing renters to become affordable housing landlords.
Atticus is the CEO & founder of PadSplit, an online marketplace that leverages shared housing as a tool for financial independence. PadSplit is a public benefit corporation that has garnered national acclaim as a solution for housing affordability, creating more than 1,200 affordable units in Atlanta in the last 2 years. Atticus has been an affordable housing developer since 2008 and has presented on housing solutions at MIT, UC Berkeley, and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He is also the co-founder of Stryant Construction & Management Inc. Atticus serves as the co-chair of ULI’s UrbanPlan Education Initiative, co-chaired the Design For Affordability Task Force in 2018, was a member of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2020, and is currently a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlanta. He graduated from Yale University with a BA in Architecture, and currently lives with his family in Decatur, GA along with 2 dogs and lots of chickens.
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