The Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter (Courtesy CBS46)
The Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter (Courtesy CBS46)

The Atlanta City Council is expected to vote today on the condemnation of the controversial Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless shelter at Peachtree and Pine.

According to our broadcast partner CBS46, Mayor Kasim Reed has been trying to close the shelter for years and he plans to push the city to acquire the property through eminent domain. The Task Force has vowed to fight the closure in court.

Crime and an outbreak of tuberculosis has plagued the facility, which houses nearly 700 people.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.