The city of Atlanta, Atlanta Housing and Community Partners are developing 550 new permanent supportive housing units for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. AJC file photo
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Photo: For the AJC

Wells Fargo Bank donates $200,000 to Atlanta to help homeless

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday accepted a $200,000 check from Wells Fargo Bank to help provide housing to 140 homeless families.

Bottoms said over the past year the city had invested $1.2 million in “rapid re-housing.” To date, the city and its service providers had found homes for 96 families, Bottoms said.

Rapid re-housing is a recently developed strategy to combat homelessness that emphasizes reducing the amount of time that people spend on the streets and connecting them to community resources.

“This is a tool that provides services and resources to help families achieve independence so that they don’t return to homelessness,” Bottoms said.

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