Atticus LeBlanc

Founder and CEO at PadSplit
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Atticus is the founder and CEO of PadSplit, the country’s largest shared housing marketplace designed for the workforce. As a Public Benefit Corporation, PadSplit is intentional about doing well AND doing good, so the company focuses on increasing housing supply and decreasing barriers to access. Our award-winning model allows individuals to find a flexible, long-term rental option that includes furniture, utilities, and access to public transit, all without a minimum credit score. PadSplit’s technology platform also enables personalized rent payments that facilitate easier budgeting and allow residents to improve their financial health. Headquartered in Atlanta, PadSplit operates more than 3,600 shared housing units across the country.

Before founding PadSplit in 2017, Atticus served as an affordable housing developer. A recognized thought leader on housing solutions, he has presented at MIT, UC Berkeley, and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, as well as regularly contributing to Forbes. He is the chair of ULI’s UrbanPlan Education Initiative, co-chaired the Design For Affordability Task Force in 2018, and serves in multiple civic and volunteer capacities.

Atticus graduated from Yale University with a BA in Architecture, and currently lives in Decatur, GA with his wife, their 4 boys, 2 dogs, and lots of chickens.

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  • Now, we’re in a situation where we need much more housing supply. We’ve needed it for a long time, and we still need the ability to create more housing much faster. Single-family zoning remains the biggest single obstacle standing in the way of rapid and cost-effective housing creation. Land-use professionals and policymakers inside local governments across the country know the history of these regulations. They know that these ancient policies were designed for a different era, for a completely different set of problems and for a completely different demographic of nuclear families that no longer exist. But, like zombies, these regulations are hard to kill. They’re also scary to confront — especially for elected officials.

    13 May 2021
  • “Every zoning law in America was based on a system that had no racial equity. We’re still battling those vestiges that exist in almost every jurisdiction,” he says.

    13 May 2021
  • “Frontline workers who didn’t have a shot at finding affordable housing close to work before now do,” said Atticus LeBlanc, PadSplit CEO. “People who serve our communities deserve to have an opportunity to live in them.”

    13 May 2021