The Peachtree-Pine shelter. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter to close in August

A downtown Atlanta homeless shelter that has been a point of contention within the city will finally shut its doors. 

Peachtree-Pine will close Aug. 28 after several attempts to shut down the building for the past few years, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

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Non-profit organization Central Atlantic Progress reached an agreement Wednesday to purchase the shelter and plans to work with the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless to help residents, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Jack Hardin, co-chair of the United Way’s Regional Commission on Homelessness, told the news station it may take a while to figure out where residents will be placed. Hardin said social workers will assess the needs of each resident. 

“I think this is going to be a good thing for the people,” he said. “I’m delighted that the warring parties have buried their hatchets.” 

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City officials have tried to close the shelter after three separate tuberculosis outbreaks, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

The shelter has also been connected to deadly shootings. In 2015, a man was shot and killed during an argument at a club near the shelter. Another man was shot multiple times in a similar instance near the shelter in May 2016. 

More information on the shelter’s closing is available on 

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