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Atlanta homeless shelters bracing for expected swell of evictions

With the federal eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of July, homeless shelters are frantically gearing up for a potential spike in demand for their services.

Mellony Gaston, social services director at the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, said she worries the end of the eviction ban could have dire consequences. Many intown homeless shelters are already operating at full capacity, so facility leaders are scrambling to figure out how to deal with a potential influx of people seeking temporary housing.

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  1. Kenneth Shorter July 18, 2021 7:24 pm

    Hi my name Kenneth shorter

    I became homeless about 2 weeks ago
    I have 2 kids and a wife

    When through the eviction process.

    Went to court judge Mathis in Clayton co.

    Didn’t do anything for me no compassion nothing

    So I had to pay a $1000 just to stay another month

    I had to be out by June 30. My landlord received the covic money for me.
    Am my wife had COVID-19 I have the proof to show you
    Guess what I’m homeless paying for a motel room for 476$ a week. Where is this money pose to come from
    I pay my taxes live by the law’s of the Land. Just for me to be on the streets like this with kid’s

    Where is the government oversight. .for people like me. Where do I turn now.
    Can you plz help me get my family off the streets .
    I have my own business that I just opened
    Jahwheelz transportation services LLC

    It’s hard as you see I’m not a bum..
    Why ain’t the government helping me. Landlord got money from the government and I don’t have a home anymore

    I stay in Clayton countyReport

  2. Christopher July 19, 2021 7:13 am

    Every were you turn wprkers r needed.no one is applying for jobs employers are begging people to apply for jobs but still they are not if these people that can’t pay there rent dis care those jobs would be filled.i do not sorry for themReport

    1. Darryll July 20, 2021 11:59 pm

      You can make upwards of $15 per hour and work 40+ hours a week and still can’t qualify for most apartments cause they are jacking the rent up and requiring you to make 3x the rent plus pay deposits and security fees. A lot of jobs are hiring, but the issues of evictions and homelessness are bigger than just having a job.Report

  3. Theronda July 20, 2021 11:31 pm

    We’re about to be Homeless as well again! No help for as felon smh credit Gentrification smh ! It’s ridiculous I tell you Disabled! Denied Depressed Married with four minor kids need a private owner to give us a chance 678847-8846Help!!!!!!!!!Report


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