Downtown Atlanta is largely empty after dark. Billions of dollars of real estate and potential economic activity are being wasted. Much of this is because of fear of crime. And while this perception is not supported by statistics, the fear is perpetuated by the chronic homeless.
Moderated by RICK BADIE
Today we highlight a nonprofit whose founder says it’s a moral and fiscal imperative to end chronic homelessness on the streets of downtown Atlanta. Read his perspective and the mission of his organization, Georgia Works! A companion essay stresses the need for additional state money to help adults with developmental disabilities get into the workplace.
By BILL MCGAHAN, founder and chairman of Georgia Works!