Atlanta City Council to consider a $700,000 donation to assist the unsheltered

Atlanta City Council
2 min readJan 19, 2024
District 1 Atlanta City Council member Jason Winston introduced legislation to donate $700,000 to the Gateway Center to assist with supportive services for unsheltered individuals.

ATLANTA — On Monday, the Atlanta City Council will consider a resolution to authorize a donation from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to the Gateway Center, in an amount not to exceed $700,000, to support coordinated shelter and supportive services for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in the city (24-R-3003).

Other items on the agenda include:

• A resolution supporting the passage of Georgia House Bill 451, recognizing the importance of providing essential mental health support and specialized insurance coverage to first responders facing occupational post-traumatic stress disorder (24-R-3011).

• A resolution to establish a commission to honor the 150th anniversary of the 1st Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops formed in Atlanta under Bishop Henry McNeil Turner (24-R-3001).

• An ordinance authorizing a service agreement with Mercy Care to provide comprehensive healthcare to patients experiencing financial challenges (24-O-1005).

• An ordinance to amend the City of Atlanta charter to expand and clarify the oversight powers of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board (24-O-1006).

• A resolution to install traffic calming devices on Windsor Street from Glenn Street to Fulton Street (24-R-3009).

• A resolution to install traffic calming devices on Hall Street NW between Ada Avenue NW and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway to reduce speeding (24-R-3002).

The City Council will present proclamations and recognitions to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Neighborhood Planning Unit System and the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. centennial.