Atlanta city leaders are working on a plan to keep residents of the Peachtree Pine shelter from being displaced. AJC file photo

Atlanta unveils plan for city homeless population

The more than 200 people currently living at the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta will not be have to find a new place to go once the building’s new owners take over, according to a plan recently presented during an online forum. The plan calls for the embattled shelter to transfer to the non-profit group, Central Atlanta Progress.

City leaders laid out a plan on Aug. 22 for the future to accommodate those living at the shelter, according to a report by WSBTV.

During an online forum, hosted by Atlanta City Councilman Kwanzaa Hall, it was announced the Regional Commission on Homelessness will begin a 45 to 60 day “transition process” where residents will be assessed and will work with community partners to find them suitable places to live.

Hall said a new commission will interview residents during the transition process.

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