The city of Atlanta has developed a program and raised a significant amount of money to help our city's homeless get off the streets, into housing and ultimately back on their feet. $50 millions to be exact. Atlanta's HomeFirst Initiative was recently introduced by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and plans to renovate Capitol View Apartments on Metropolitan Parkway into 550 apartment-like spaces for our city's less fortunate. In addition to renovations, the money will also be used to provide utilities and rental assistance to make sure everyone get to stay. According to Lance Bottoms, Atlanta has roughly 3,700 homeless - a number she is hoping to significantly diminish with Atlanta's HomeFirst Initiative.
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