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 hundreds of men and women displaced by the purchase. (SIGN UP: Get Patch’s Daily Newsletter and Real Time News Alerts. Or, if you have an iPhone, download the free Patch app.)
Even though the sale is set for Monday, the Peachtree-Pine shelter will stay open as part of an extended transition as the Metro Atlanta Task Force the’s staff helps its remaining residents to find other shelters and housing facilities. Also of help will be proceeds from a legal settlement from lawsuit involving the task force and CAP.
“The mission of the Task Force is to continue to advocate for and represent the dignity and rights of men, women and children in our city who are homeless,” Carl R. Hartrampf, task force executive director, said in a news release. “The current lack of physical space will neither deter nor diminish our focus on our goals.”