Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/31/13
Mayor Kasim Reed to Unveil Results of Homeless Registry Initiative
Nearly 400 homeless individuals interviewed in first ever registry in Atlanta
Mayor Kasim Reed
Milton Little, President, United Way
AJ Robinson, President, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District
Susan Lampley, City of Atlanta – Innovation Delivery Team
Jake Maguire, 100,000 Homes
Mayor Kasim Reed and community leaders will discuss findings from the homeless registry initiative launched by the City of Atlanta. On the evening of January 17 to the early morning hours of January 18, more than 150 volunteers interviewed nearly 400 homeless individuals living in shelters and on the streets of Atlanta.
The goals of the Atlanta Street Homeless Registry extend beyond those of a traditional survey or census. Data gathered through the survey will not only be used to better understand the needs of Atlanta’s homeless, but it will also provide an essential tool for community action, and mobilize and coordinate resources to serve some of the most vulnerable in the city. This is the first initiative of its kind ever launched in the City of Atlanta.
Friday, February 1, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
40 Courtland Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
In addition to Mayor Reed and others, volunteers from the overnight homeless registry will be available for interviews.
About Unsheltered No More
As part of the Unsheltered No More initiative, Mayor Reed and community partners have set a goal of connecting 800 people to permanent housing by December 2013. The Registry will be the primary vehicle for driving community efforts to house 200 chronically homeless people, 400 homeless veterans, and 200 episodically homeless individuals and families. More information is available on the newly launched website: www.unshelterednomore.com.
About Atlanta’s Street Homeless Registry
The Registry is sponsored by the Office of Mayor Kasim Reed, United Way of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and Hands On Atlanta. These efforts are coordinated with the national 100,000 Homes campaign.
These efforts are supported by the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, which is funded by a $3.3 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Situated in the Mayor’s Office, the Team brings rigorous focus and best-in-class practice to identifying powerful solutions, developing implementation plans, and then managing for results. Atlanta is one of five cities to receive an Innovation Delivery Team grant. Part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Project, Innovation Delivery Team grants were also awarded to Chicago, Louisville, Memphis, and New Orleans.
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