Fulton County taking steps to reduce homeless population, open shelter

The Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter on the Pine Street side. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM AJC FILE PHOTO
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The Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter on the Pine Street side. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM AJC FILE PHOTO

Credit: Bob Andres

Credit: Bob Andres

Fulton County is taking steps to help reduce the homeless population, negotiating with Atlanta to open a new homeless shelter and providing centralized assessment centers in the north and south parts of the county.

The shelter, Jefferson Place, had been operated by Fulton County but closed several years ago. With Atlanta planning to close the Peachtree-Pine shelter, the county is negotiating to lease the building to Invest Atlanta.

In addition to negotiating the Jefferson Place lease, the county also opened two assessment centers, one in Roswell and one in East Point, to help homeless people in the north and south parts of the county find shelter.

To read more about the county's plans, read the full story on myAJC.com