LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) - A new homeless coalition has formed in LaGrange to address transportation and other issues facing homeless people in the west Georgia city.
Kay Elam, Executive Director of Elam's Women Shelter, estimates that the homeless population in Troup County is around 700 people.
She tells The LaGrange Daily News that most of the area's homeless people struggle with transportation issues, finding affordable housing, affording child care, providing food and clothing for their families, and finding jobs.
Elam says one goal of the coalition is to analyze ways to make transportation more affordable. One idea suggested by Elam is a bus route that loops around the city, charging $1 per passenger.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Thursday, June 8 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-06-08 16:44:50 GMT
A man wanted on charges in a kidnapping and shooting in Alabama is under arrest in New Jersey after a traffic stop. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say an officer pulled over 23-year-old Birmingham...More >>
Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, has recently turned more north-northwestward with no change in strength as it churns toward the northern Gulf Coast. The...More >>
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:08 GMT
Authorities say a Georgia police officer responded to the wrong house and shot and injured the homeowner. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Henry County police asked the agency to...More >>
Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast are largely empty as a slowly strengthening storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approaches. Subtropical Storm...More >>