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 shelter into other suitable facilities. The Task Force will continue to provide services from the shelter until Aug. 28 of this year.
With the exception of the current residents awaiting transition to other facilities, however, the Peachtree-Pine property will no longer operate as a homeless shelter. As part of the settlement, the Task Force for the Homeless will receive funds to continue its mission.
All parties are relieved that the dispute has been resolved and that the current residents of Peachtree-Pine will be transitioned to other facilities in a humane manner.
“The Board of Directors will continue its efforts to end homelessness as part of the larger struggle for a just and inclusive Atlanta,” Steffen wrote.
The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has no intention of closing its doors for good! We have been, we are, and we will continue to be advocates for the homeless in the Atlanta area.