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Veteran Larry Mainor, 48, looks around the outside of a restaurant where he used to sleep at night during the 30 years he was homeless, on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Atlanta. Atlanta's "Unsheltered No More" initiative is currently working to place homeless veterans and the chronically homeless, like Mainor, into permanent housing. The city is on-track to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015. (AP PHOTO/JAIME HENRY-WHITE)

Atlanta Making Dramatic Strides In Battling Homelessness

More than 6,000 homeless people live in metro Atlanta, according to a point-in-time count in January. Atlanta’s “Unsheltered No More” initiative is in keeping with a national movement toward a “housing first” approach, which advocates say is focused first and foremost on getting the homeless off the streets, and then providing them with any services and other help they may need.

09/29/2013

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