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 house some people who will be displaced from Peachtree-Pine.

“We just want to have an immediate impact,” said Frankie Atwater, the county’s director of community development. “Any reduction is a success.”

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