Tears in the social safety net leave many without a roof overhead.
The rising cost of Atlanta housing is making it hard for long-term residents to stay in their neighborhoods, but a new land trust offers solutions to address the shortage of affordable housing.
Educators say helping homeless students find a stable address is incredibly important. But before that can happen, there has to be agreement that kids are even homeless in the first place.
The Macon-Bibb Community Enhancement Authority is a state authority created a decade ago with the sole mission to reduce poverty in Bibb County. But many longtime neighborhood residents say the success of new and first-time homeownership in Pleasant Hill is a feat that the CEA hasn’t achieved often enough.
LISTEN: Today is runoff election day in Georgia, health care systems are investing in affordable housing, and a new name may be coming to a public square in Savannah.
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.
The Atlanta City Council is considering a resolution that would increase the number of residential developments accepting public housing vouchers.
ATLANTA – A Georgia Senate committee focused on addressing homelessness heard Wednesday from a variety of Georgians who have directly experienced living on the streets.
Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs has stopped taking new applications for its rental assistance program, surprising tenants and landlords across the state who were expecting help.
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.
Housing insecurity is not just an Atlanta issue, but a problem across Georgia and many other areas of the country, increasing the need for partnerships between government and other entities to address it.
Though many associate homelessness with urban centers, the problem of lack of housing is more widespread, speakers said at a recent state Senate hearing on homelessness.
As the unhoused become more a part of our daily lives, some communities are taking action. Sometimes it means simply pushing the unhoused out of the way. Increasingly it can mean creating, and sticking to, a plan.
Hundreds of thousands of Georgians who lost income in the pandemic, falling behind on their rent payments and putting them at increased risk for eviction, just got another reprieve. After a previous CDC eviction ban expired earlier this week, the Biden administration has again frozen evictions, this time until early October. The new moratorium aims to cover renters in counties with “substantial” spread of the delta coronavirus variant. But for the state’s most vulnerable families living on the economic margins, the realities of finding and maintaining safe, affordable housing were much more complicated long before the pandemic hit.
A nationwide moratorium on evictions has been in effect during the pandemic as a public health measure imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that moratorium ends July 31. GPB’s Rickey Bevington speaks with expert Mike Carnathan about what this tsunami of evictions could mean.