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Atlanta GA: Homeless Advocates Sue City
By: Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
31 July 2009
 
"It`s high time we sought relief from the pattern and practice of harrassment of the Task Force, its emergency overflow and support services facility at Peachtree-Pine and against specific individuals who lead this organization in its powerful work," said Board Chairman Bob Cramer.

"The harrassment and interference began seriously in 1994 and has gotten progressively worse, taking its toll on our funding," reports Executive Director Anita Beaty. "We thank Steve Hall and the incredible team at the law firm of Baker Donelson for their skill and commitment to bring this case forward. We have waited a long time to shine the light on the harmful campaign that has damaged not only this agency but also homeless people."

The Task Force works daily to serve over 600 homeless people with deep support services that included housing 1,500 people in permanent housing last year alone. On average the agency shelters 574 people each night, many of whom need only a job or cheaper housing to get on with their lives. Those people with deeper needs are offered services from assistance with identification to addiction treament and medical help.

The case will be heard on September 21 in Fulton County Superior Court.

Contact:

Anita Beaty, Executive Director: +1 (404) 729–5366
Bob Cramer, Board Chairman: +1 (404) 259N7527
Steve Hall, Attorney: +1 (404) 808–1050
Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless www.homelesstaskforce.org
See filing documents: http://www.hlrn.org/admins/editdocument.asp?id=239

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