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Citing city mismanagement, HIV agency threatens to end housing contract

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in an Oct. 4 press release that ending homelessness is one of her administration’s “top priorities.” But one of...

Atlanta names first-ever fellow to tackle HIV epidemic

The City of Atlanta brought on a public health expert for a one-year fellowship to create a strategic plan to address the HIV epidemic. Dr....

Moore vows to address Atlanta’s HIV housing problems as mayor

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore said she will make the city’s beleaguered HIV housing program and combatting high HIV rates her top LGBTQ...

Late payments, confusion plague Atlanta’s HIV housing program

Jerusalem House — the city’s largest housing provider for low-income people with HIV — was late paying January rent for over 400 of its...

Atlanta prepares for ‘drastic’ cuts to HIV housing program

Atlanta will experience a 60 percent cut to its federally-funded housing program for low-income people with HIV in the next two years, according to a consultant hired by the city.

Atlanta gives $600,000 to non-profit to boost HIV housing efforts

One of Atlanta’s oldest non-profit groups will take over a major function of the city’s housing program for people with HIV from a recently-shuttered agency.

Federal investigation targets Atlanta’s HIV housing program

The City of Atlanta’s beleaguered housing program for low-income people with HIV is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, according to the AJC.

Atlanta HIV housing agency Living Room shuts down after 20 years

A non-profit that once billed itself as the state’s largest facilitator of housing for people with HIV has shut down, citing $1.2 million in debts.

Threat of evictions subsides in Atlanta’s HIV housing crisis

Some 70 percent of the victims of an HIV housing crisis have had their situation stabilized, but the search continues for some 50 people who have been unreachable.

HIV agency drops explosive lawsuit against City of Atlanta

The nonprofit that claimed the City of Atlanta was out to “destroy” its housing services for people with HIV dropped its lawsuit, claiming the agency has been paid “most of” what the city owes it.

Atlanta OKs emergency funding to fight HIV housing crisis

The Atlanta City Council authorized $1.5 million in emergency aid for non-profits that are stepping up to keep low-income people living with HIV from being evicted.

City of Atlanta works to stabilize HIV housing eviction crisis

More than three-quarters of the victims of an HIV housing crisis have avoided eviction and the city continues trying to process a backlog of millions in unspent federal funds.

Atlanta hires first-ever chief health officer to battle HIV

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms hired a public health expert with local ties to bolster the city’s efforts at fighting an HIV epidemic.

As evictions start, Atlanta considers stop-gap fix for HIV housing crisis

Evictions for people living with HIV continue and efforts to provide emergency aid for agencies affected by Atlanta’s HIV housing crisis have stalled.

Facing crisis, Atlanta proposes restructuring HIV housing program

The City of Atlanta is deploying outreach teams to ensure victims of an HIV housing program crisis have a place to live and launching an overhaul of the long-troubled program.

Activists demand City Council intervene in Atlanta’s HIV housing fiasco

The City of Atlanta canceled a meeting of HIV policy experts in the midst of an HIV housing crisis, prompting nearly 100 advocates to demand an emergency meeting of the Atlanta City Council.

City of Atlanta out to ‘destroy’ HIV housing agency, lawsuit claims

The executive director of an HIV housing agency claims in a new lawsuit that a City of Atlanta official – who was later fired – retaliated against him after he spurned the man’s sexual advances.

Atlanta hoards $40 million as HIV housing crisis erupts

Over 90 HIV activists, doctors and researchers expressed a 'total loss of faith and confidence' in the City of Atlanta's ability to manage an HIV housing program as millions in federal funds for the program sit unspent.

People with HIV face eviction in Atlanta housing fight

Over 70 people living in the City of Atlanta’s HIV housing program are facing evictions, and emergency aid isn’t coming anytime soon.

Atlanta’s HIV housing program ‘in crisis mode’

The head of a housing organization claims that an act of retaliation by the City of Atlanta has left some 250 city residents living with HIV on the verge of losing their homes.
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