18 Oct

Cincinnati Health Care Disparity

We are working with a health care disparity group in Cincinnati opposing major expansion into an African American community. I think you will see many parallels to the housing situation in Atlanta and how economic developments displaces more then it builds neighborhoods. I found his comments cogent and relevant.  He names the African American City Council members who tried to draw the line at the end. ...

11 Oct

Pine and Peachtree Building Closes

The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless WILL continue its mission elsewhere. The press release, in full:       The parties involved in the Peachtree-Pine Homeless Shelter lawsuit have settled their differences over various legal matters. As part of the settlement, the Peachtree-Pine property will be sold to Central Atlanta Progress.       The settlement agreement also authorizes Central Atlanta Progress, working closely with The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, to proceed with plans to place the current residents of the Peachtree-Pine...

28 Aug

Homeless Shelter at Peachtree-Pine to Close Monday

The homeless shelter at Peachtree and Pine will close in August as part of a sale to business group Central Atlanta Progress. By Craig Johnson (Patch Staff) – Updated Aug 28, 2017 11:45 am ET ATLANTA, GA — Atlanta’s most visible homeless shelter is set to close its doors Monday, Aug. 28, Patch has learned. The shelter was purchased earlier this summer by Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) in a deal with the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. Entities have been working on finding places to stay for...

17 Aug

Fulton County Expanding Options to Reduce Homelessness

By Arielle Kass – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Posted: 6:04 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017 With the Peachtree-Pine shelter set to close its doors this month. Fulton County is taking steps to help reduce the homeless population. The county is creating two centralized assessment centers, one each in the north and south parts of the county, to help people who are homeless find shelter and deal with the root causes of the issue. County leaders are also negotiating with Atlanta to open a new shelter, Jefferson Place, to...

23 Jun

Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless and Central Atlanta Progress Reach Settlement Agreement

Task Force will Continue Mission of Advocacy for the Rights of Atlanta’s Homeless Men, Women and Children ATLANTA, June 23, 2017 – After operating programs and services for Atlanta’s homeless families, women and children from their headquarters at the corner of Peachtree Street and Pine Street for 20 years, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless (Task Force) today agreed to a legal settlement with Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) wherein CAP will work closely with Task Force staff to relocate current...

14 Jan

City and Metropolitan Inequality on the Rise, Driven by Declining Incomes

REPORT City and Metropolitan Inequality on the Rise, Driven by Declining Incomes By Natalie Holmes and Alan Berube Thursday, January 14, 2016 The issue of high and rising income inequality continues to influence policy and political debates at all levels of government. Local officials, such as mayors and county executives, are increasingly finding themselves at the center of those debates given a federal government hamstrung by partisan gridlock and budget constraints. The localization of the debate also reflects new research by Stanford economist Raj...