The homeless population in the City of Atlanta, DeKalb County and Fulton County grew slightly between 2007 and 2009, according to new research by Pathways Community Network, but the rate of increase was far less than that of the general population, which rapidly expanded during the same period.
The 2009 Tri-Jurisdictional Homeless Census Report also showed that homeless people are now less likely to live on the street than in previous years, and more likely to live in shelters, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.
"The study shows that momentum is growing," said William Matson, Executive Director of Pathways Community Network. "Thousands of new homeless housing units have been brought on line in the past few years and that is having a significantly positive effect."
You can download the homeless count report here. All research performed by Pathways in the past six years is freely available here.
The Tri-Jurisdictional Homeless Census is co-sponsored by the City of Atlanta, DeKalb County (GA) and Fulton County (GA).