Atlanta town hall meeting to tackle homelessness

A town hall will be held on Wednesday in downtown Atlanta to discuss the city’s homelessness issue.

The town hall will begin 7:30 a.m. at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame on 250 Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta. Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District are co-hosting the event.

The town hall will include a panel discussion on homelessness in the city. There are more than 3,000 homeless people in Atlanta in 2019, according to the annual "Point in Time Count."

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Attendees will also get to network with downtown Atlanta stakeholders, residents and business owners. CAP president A.J. Robinson and Atlanta Police will also give presentations.

“Homelessness is a complex, pressing issue for the Atlanta community, and we look forward to facilitating a candid, enriching discussion about the important work being done in this field,” Robinson said in a statement.

Attendees will be able to ask questions during an open forum portion of the town hall.

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