Endarch: Journal of Black Political Research


The primary focus of this study is to determine the impact that Atlanta City urban renewal practices have on the conditions of homelesssness [sic]. It is argued within the confines of this paper that these practices contribute significantly to the rise of homelessness. This perspective can be documented via historical data and examining the dominant role of Atlanta's commercial elite in the policy making process in regard to housing. Nonetheless, a portrait of the homeless in Atlanta is provided to illustrate the seriousness of this urban ill and who are affected the most. The rate of homelessness serves as the dependent variable whereas urban renewal practices (gentrification) allowed by Atlanta government serve as the independent variable.