Add It Up - Homeless in Atlanta

Rank of Atlanta among the nation’s ?meanest cities to the homeless: 2
?Estimated homeless population ?in Atlanta: 11,000
?Estimated number of shelter beds ?in Atlanta: 2,600
?Estimated number of affordable housing ?units lost in Atlanta from 1995-1996: 9,000
?Median rent in Atlanta: $712
?Average monthly day care costs ?for two pre-schoolers: $800
?Monthly take-home pay for a full-time, ?minimum wage job: $720
?Percent of Atlantans earning ?less than $15,000 in 2000: 24
?Average income ?for a Buckhead ?resident: $68,969
?Pounds of food the Buckhead ?Christian Ministry gave ?to the homeless ?in 2003: 92,000

Sources: The National Coalition for the Homeless; Research Atlanta Inc.; Atlanta Regional Commisiion; Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless; U.S. Census Bureau