City of Atlanta set to launch $50 million HomeFirst program to curb homelessness
The City of Atlanta raised $25 million through HomeFirst funds that will be administered by Invest Atlanta. Jack Hardin, the co-chair of the Regional Commission on Homelessness, raised the other $25 million in the private sector. The money raised through HomeFirst will be used for renovations, construction of affordable housing, and other facilities while the money raised through the private sector will be used for services.
With the ideas and efforts from Atlanta attorney and co-chair of the Regional Commission on Homelessness, Jack Hardin, the HomeFirst initiative has raised $50 million to aid homelessness in Atlanta. Half of the money was raised through the City’s HomeFirst funds, which will be administered by Invest Atlanta. The other half of the funds were raised by Hardin from the private sector. The city’s half will be used for hard costs like renovation and construction of affordable housing and other facilities, while the private half of the fund will be used for emergency shelters, permanent supporting shelters, rapid rehousing, and more.