Housing First Model: An Evidence Based Approach To End Homelessness

This article is reposted from: BY HEADING HOME, JILLIAN SMITH FEBRUARY 16, 2021 Background and Introduction Heading Home was one of the first organization’s in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to pioneer ‘Housing First’ as a permanent supportive housing framework more than 15 years ago. Housing First is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that is … Continue reading Housing First Model: An Evidence Based Approach To End Homelessness

Georgia Power’s Prison Type Fence On Virginia Avenue Upsets Neighbors

Georgia Power is in the process of erecting a chain-link fence with barbed wire on top in front of their Virginia Avenue office without any input from the community. The community is upset and has placed signs in front of their homes against the fence which they call the "prison fence."    Neighbors have protested in … Continue reading Georgia Power’s Prison Type Fence On Virginia Avenue Upsets Neighbors

Dark Money Flows From Corporations To The Atlanta Police Foundation

About 50 advocates protested the destruction of the South River forest for the construction of a police training facility called "Cop City" funded by the Atlanta Police Foundation (APF). They gathered at 191 Peachtree Street the headquarters for APF before marching to Bank of America who is one of the corporate funders of APF. Other … Continue reading Dark Money Flows From Corporations To The Atlanta Police Foundation

Part Three: Formerly Homeless People Ask Questions of Atlanta Mayoral Candidates

Stanley Wilson struggled with addiction since he was 15 years old. Over the years I developed depression and mental illness and couldn't keep a job and the shelters did not work out for me and sleeping on the street became easier. A social worker at First Presbyterian Church encouraged me to try permanent supportive housing. … Continue reading Part Three: Formerly Homeless People Ask Questions of Atlanta Mayoral Candidates

Part Two: Homeless People Ask Questions of the Mayoral Candidates

Antonio Brian is a homeless disabled veteran, a native of Atlanta, and a participant in the Police Assisted Diversion (PAD) program.  I have been fighting substance abuse, mental illness, and PTSD due to my service in the US army in 1983.  An 81 wheeler accident in 2017 left me disabled and a mental breakdown left … Continue reading Part Two: Homeless People Ask Questions of the Mayoral Candidates

Part One: Atlanta Mayoral Candidates Answer Questions on Homelessness

The five Atlanta mayoral candidates Council President Felicia Moore, Atlanta city councilmen Andre Dickens and Antonio Brown, former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and attorney Sharon Gay answer questions on homelessness. QUESTION:  Many cities have dedicated revenue streams in addition to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding.  How would you add additional dedicated funding for homelessness? … Continue reading Part One: Atlanta Mayoral Candidates Answer Questions on Homelessness

The GOP’s War on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Georgia Republicans started this nightmare Taliban-type war on women's reproductive rights with HB 481, the six-week Heartbeat bill, sponsored by state Rep. Ed Setzler and other Republicans.  Texas took Georgia's "Heartbeat" bill and made it worse with SB 8 that bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected with no exceptions for rape or incest. Then … Continue reading The GOP’s War on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Stop the Deportation of Haitians

Over 200 Haitians and their supporters gathered at the CNN center in downtown Atlanta on Sunday, September 26 to speak their truths and make demands from the United States (US) government. Haitians want the Biden administration to stop the deportation of Haitians back to Haiti without due process. "Haiti is experiencing serious security concerns, social … Continue reading Stop the Deportation of Haitians

Integral Claims No Knowledge of Problems at Gateway and Collegetown

Claire McDonald, Atlanta Director, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) held a second meeting at Capitol Gateway and residents came forward to share their problems about management and maintenance.  Integral, the Management Company, for Capitol Gateway and Ashley Collegetown Apartments, learned about the ACORN meeting with residents. So Ericka Platt, Regional Vice President … Continue reading Integral Claims No Knowledge of Problems at Gateway and Collegetown