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Albany-Dougherty County Coalition to End Homelessness needs help

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany and Dougherty County leaders take their first step toward ending homelessness in 10 years.

The Albany Dougherty County Coalition to End Homelessness met for lunch Wednesday at Phoebe East to talk about their 10 year plan. They say there are incentives in mainstream systems that cause homelessness rather than preventing it. In Albany, the coalition needs more people involved to make the program work.

"We desperately need community involvement to serve on the Albany Dougherty Coalition to end homelessness that meets the last Monday of every month. That's the first step to get everybody involved to come to that venue to hear those needs and help us address those needs," said David Blackwell, a Coalition Member.

Most families become homeless because they're having a housing crisis. In Albany more than 300 families were found to be homeless in a count earlier this year. That's nearly double the previous numbers.

The coalition meets the last Monday of every month at 12:00 PM in the first flood conference room of the Arthur K Williams Building on Jackson Street.


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