The state is planning "Care Court" pilot programs to help people with severe mental illness. A judge can order a treatment plan that counties must fund. Disability rights groups have sued to stop it.
Friday on Political Rewind: Across the state, legislators and organizers are looking for solutions to homelessness — this as the cost of home ownership continues to skyrocket. Also, we look at environmental issues facing our state.
If you plan to attend this week’s artist talk at Columbus State University, you might want to get there as early as possible because the event just got more prestigious — and the venue has changed because of the increased interest.
A Georgia Senate bill could compel cities and counties to enforce bans on homeless people sleeping or camping in public. The measure also lets the state designate camping areas for homeless people and calls for an audit of spending on homeless programs.
Atlanta’s annual count of people facing homelessness is underway. The point in time or PIT count happens each January and determines federal funding.
The Biden administration says to end the homelessness crisis, more must be done to keep people from losing housing in the first place. But identifying and reaching those most at risk is a challenge.
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said the city will start moving unhoused people to hotels and motels. Meanwhile, she signed an executive order to hasten the process of building affordable housing.
Karen Bass previously represented Los Angeles as the District 37 U.S. House representative. She defeated opponent Rick Caruso in November to become the first woman mayor of the city.
A nationwide affordable housing crisis has wreaked havoc on the lives of low-income families, like Louana Joseph’s in Atlanta, who are close to the brink. Their struggle to stay a step ahead of homelessness is often invisible.
Over the past decade, the Daybreak Center has provided a place for the unhoused in Macon to do simple things: laundry, bathe, access medical care or even just receive mail. Supporters decided the milestone was worth a party to mark the center’s 10 years of service to the community.
ATLANTA – A Georgia Senate committee focused on addressing homelessness heard Wednesday from a variety of Georgians who have directly experienced living on the streets.
In Montana and across the nation, homeless shelters report the worrisome trend that seniors are a growing proportion of their residents.
After years of steady declines, levels of homelessness in the U.S. began rising again during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proven strategies are being used to reduce homelessness, even if they are facing new challenges.
Parker's House positions itself as a bridge between homelessness and long-term housing.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday that his office will provide $62 million to help Georgia communities address homelessness and housing insecurity.