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ATL Seeks Contract to Aid Homeless People Located in Terminal

ATL Seeks Contract to Aid Homeless People Located in Terminal
Ryan Boyd

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) are looking to sign a $180,000 contract with HOPE Atlanta, an agency devoted to helping the homeless, in order to relocate the people taking shelter in the airport’s domestic terminal.

HOPE Atlanta currently employs eight people at the busy airport whose job it is to help move people between the domestic airport and Atlanta’s Gateway Center, a local shelter. The potential contract would simply formalize the work that HOPE is already performing at the airport, as well as provide more work hours for employees.

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  1. Counsellor

    September 2, 2018 at 5:27 am

    How is the trespassers’ “homelessness” ATL’s responsibility? They didn’t become homeless on arrival at ATL did they, and if they walked in off the street they’re trespassers and one should call the police.

    This is a different situation from that in an international terminal where a passenger is unexpectedly refused entry into the country.

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