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Affordable Housing Advocates Target Georgia Legislature

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, March 08, 2016, Housing Georgia brought together hundreds of people to advocate and educate legislators about housing solutions and to lobby for several bills working their way through the General Assembly.   Housing Georgia is a diverse statewide coalition that advocates and educates for safe, decent, and affordable homes for Georgians.   Georgia has a […]

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Homeless Task Force Ordinance Was Amended in Committee, but Issues Remain


(APN) ATLANTA — An ordinance calling for a feasibility study regarding the possibility of the City of Atlanta obtaining the property at 475 Peachtree Street, which is currently occupied by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, for purported fire and safety purposes, was amended last week in Finance/Executive Committee, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   The legislation was […]

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OP-ED/Rep. McKinney – Councilman Hall Trying to Steal the Homeless Task Force

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Prepared by former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) for Atlanta Progressive News. #### This is a story of pure greed.   I have visited the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless and believe that the City of Atlanta–its Mayor and City Council Members–should fight the system that produces homeless families, including homeless veterans.   In the absence of such […]

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BREAKING: Task Force for the Homeless Eminent Domain Feasibility Study Sought (UPDATE 1)

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UPDATE 1: The legislation actually passed Committee, according to Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), who was the only nay vote. (see below for more.)   (APN) ATLANTA — Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2) has introduced legislation to begin the process of studying the feasibility of the City of Atlanta acquiring two properties, including 475 Peachtree, where the Metro Atlanta Task […]

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Atlanta City Council Passes Affordable Housing Impact Statements

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta passed an ordinance providing for Affordable Housing Impact Statements in a unanimous vote of fourteen to zero at its Full Council Meeting on today, Monday, November 16, 2015.   The ordinance passed as part of today’s Consent Agenda.  Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) was absent.   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?MeetingID=1446&ID=5800   The ordinance was drafted […]

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Peoplestown Homeowners Get Meetings with Mayor Reed after Holding Sit-In

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents fighting to save their homes in Peoplestown held a sit-in at City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office on November 04, 2015.  As a result of their action, they have a series of back-to-back meetings scheduled with Mayor Reed for December 01, 2015.   As Atlanta Progressive News previously has reported, Tanya Washington, and Robert and […]

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AJC Politifact Rates APN Editor’s Housing Claim “TRUE”


“Truth-o-meter” graphic reprinted here for educational and informational purposes only.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) newspaper and Politifact have weighed in on the accuracy of a recent statement made by Matthew Charles Cardinale, the News Editor and CEO of Atlanta Progressive News, regarding the need for more affordable housing in Atlanta; and determined the assertion to be […]

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Homeless Task Force Wins Court of Appeals Ruling; Eaves Visits Shelter (UPDATE 1)

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With additional reporting by Anna Simonton.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled in favor of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, and against Premium Funding Solutions (PFS), in a ruling dated August 10, 2015, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   The ruling “was a major victory for us and a major loss for […]

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What We’re Reading: Saturday, August 08, 2015

Click on the link for the full post to access each of the linked articles: Georgia Senators Back Oil Drilling Plans for Georgia’s Coast as Obama Pushes Climate Change Regulations Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/georgias-senators-back-oil-drilling-plans-for-georgias-coast-as-obama-pushes-climate-change-regulations/   Nathan Deal Gives Georgia Gambling Supporters an Opening Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/07/27/nathan-deal-gives-georgia-gambling-supporters-an-opening/   Lithonia Resident (Faye Coffield) Invited to White House to Discuss Community […]

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Hosea Feed the Hungry Announces Service Expansion

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(APN) ATLANTA — This year’s first annual Hosea Feed the Hungry media brunch announced the official launch of Hosea Helps (HH).   Hosea Helps works 365 days a year to help an additional 3,500 people with new programs and expansion of other programs to better serve the community every day.   Today a new generation of Williams’s are carrying on […]

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Oral Arguments to be Held in Homeless Task Force Appeal


(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless and the apparent co-conspirators who set out to sabotage their operation will be in front of the Supreme Court of Georgia on Tuesday, June 02, 2015, to argue their cases.   The main issue is whether Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall erroneously issued an order allowing Premium […]

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Suspected Serial Killer Targeting Homeless People in Atlanta (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — What Atlanta police suspect to be a dangerous and sick predator has killed two vulnerable homeless men, under the cover of darkness, while they slept outside in the downtown Atlanta area.  Two murders a few days apart and two miles apart has homeless people living in fear. The first victim, Dorian Jenkins, was shot numerous times while […]

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Atlanta Council Considers Affordable Housing Ordinance Drafted by APN Editor

(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, November 24, 2014 Meeting of the Community Development/Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta, a new proposed ordinance for Affordable Housing Impact Statements received a first reading. APN’s News Editor–the present writer–drafted the ordinance, in consultation with Chairman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large), as part of a law school paper, through Gonzaga University […]

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Beaty: “Angels” Are Helping Homeless Task Force

(APN) ATLANTA — Anita Beaty, Executive Director of the Metro Atlanta Task Force of the Homeless, tells Atlanta Progressive News that “several angels” have been helping the shelter. The Task Force was able to pay approximately 580,000 dollars in past due water bills to the City of Atlanta last week, on Friday, September 26, 2014. Beaty said the angels have […]

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LGBTQI Youth Homeless Shelter Expands with Thrift Store, Housing Plans

 (APN) ATLANTA — The Lost-n-Found Youth homeless shelter founded by local activists and drag queens has expanded in recent months with a new thrift store and drop-in center, and is currently planning to expand their housing component.   Lost n Found was founded in 2011, with street outreach to “homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26,” as […]

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