Meet the people of Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter

Despite years of legal battles to keep it the open, the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta will close before the end of 2017.

The shelter was set to shutter its doors on Aug. 28, when the property ownership transfers to the non-profit Central Atlanta Progress.

It’s a shelter that’s had its fair share of controversy, having been connected to deadly shootings and several tuberculosis outbreaks. Earlier this year, Central Atlanta Progress purchased the shelter and plans to work with the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless to help residents.

The AJC sat down with former and current residents of the shelter to document their stories and share how their lives were shaped by the Pine.

You can watch them here. 

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