Wed., November 7, 2012 1:08pm
Kay Elam, Executive Director of Elam's Women Shelter, estimates that the homeless population in Troup County is around 700 people. One idea suggested by Elam is a bus route that loops around the city, charging $1 per passenger.
Wed., August 29, 2012 3:02pm
City councilors in Macon are considering a system of donation stations that would offer an alternative to giving to panhandlers.
Fri., June 1, 2012 4:21pm
The board overseeing Savannah's homeless authority has sacked the agency's executive director. Mark Baggett came under scrutiny after city officials froze funding to the authority because of overdue payments. Board members stuck with Baggett for months, however, saying he shouldn't be held responsible for underfunding by federal and state officials.
Wed., May 2, 2012 4:19pm
Officials who oversee millions of dollars in public money for Savannah's homeless services are blaming unpaid insurance payments on chronic underfunding. The Savannah Homeless Authority board voted to keep its top leadership -- even after the city's chief executive threatened to cut off funding to the agency. Board chairman Larry Lee says, the agency can account for every cent and will keep its director.
Wed., November 2, 2011 5:11pm
Columbus is committing nearly $200,000 over three years for a new homeless initiative. Three private organizations also have provided matching funds. The long-term goal is to create a single place for homeless people to receive services. In the short-term, officials want to hire a director for the initiative.
Mon., July 18, 2011 12:01am
A public-private collaboration wants to find Southeast Georgia's 100 most seriously mentally ill patients. The goal is to identify the area's most at-risk population for homelessness, jail or hospitalization -- and give them extra resources to stay out of trouble. Once indentified, patients will work with peer navigators to lower recidivism.
Wed., March 23, 2011 12:23pm
A 24-raised-bed community garden opened today in the heart of downtown Atlanta.