Thirteen volunteers were appointed to Brookhaven’s first Affordable Housing Task Force at the Sept. 13 council meeting.

The Brookhaven City Council with five of the members of the newly formed Affordable Housing Task Force. (Photo city of Brookhaven)

Serving on the task force are:

David Schaefer, director of Policy and Advocacy at the Latin American Association

Rev. Hace Cargo, assistant pastor at Brookhaven Presbyterian Church

Rev. David Park, lead pastor at Open Table Community

E.P. “Pete” Walker, president and CEO of the DeKalb County Housing Authority

Gail Williams, executive director of Metro Fair Housing Services

Penny Morceri, director of Government Affairs for the Atlanta Apartment Association

David Ellis, executive vice president of Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association

Shelly Simmons, CEO of the Statewide Independent Living Council

Sarah Brechin, program coordinator for Pan Asian Community Services

Barbara Shaw

Rev. Mac Broughton

Marion Lou, founder of We Love BuHi

Jennifer Owens

Councilmember Linley Jones proposed the Task Force after the council received a letter in June from local faith leaders urging the council to consider affordable housing as it addresses the city’s rapid growth and development.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.