What Every City Can Learn From Atlanta, This Year’s ‘Turnaround Story’ For Fighting Homelessness – via The Huffington Post

“ATLANTA: After Larry Mainor left the armed forces, he spent years getting high on crack and sleeping in cars, under bridges, behind restaurants and even in the woods. Now, he finally has a roof over his head and his own bed to sleep in.

“Mainor is one of hundreds of homeless veterans and other chronically homeless people being helped by an Atlanta initiative aimed at getting people off the streets and in permanent housing in a city that for years has struggled to keep people off the streets. The city is well on its way to meeting its goal of finding homes for 800 people this year, with already more than 700 in homes.

“Those like Mainor are eager to find the help.”

See more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/atlanta-chronic-homeless_n_4016447.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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