Atlanta to create registry of homeless people - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Atlanta to create registry of homeless people

Posted: Updated:

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta is seeking volunteers as part of an effort to create the first name-by-name registry of homeless people in the city.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/UKtOvK) that the survey is aimed at placing hundreds of homeless residents in permanent housing by December.

Officials say as many of 300 volunteers are needed to scour the city and determine which services are needed.

The survey is planned for Thursday evening and Friday morning, when volunteers supported by professional outreach workers and Atlanta police are scheduled to conduct surveys of people sleeping outdoors and in emergency shelters in Atlanta.

Data from the surveys will be used to create the registry of homeless people in Atlanta, with information about their health problems and barriers to getting and keeping permanent housing.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices