ATL Downtown Counts: Street Homelessness Survey

Past Dates & Times
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:30am-5:00pm

Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama St


Have you wondered about people experiencing homelessness on the streets of Downtown Atlanta - if and how their needs are being addressed? If so, and if you’d like to help, an important event is coming up and volunteers are needed.

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To accurately advocate for and deploy resources to address street homelessness in Downtown Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District will coordinate the ATL Downtown Counts: Street Homelessness Survey scheduled on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The completely outdoor, 1-day event will stage at Underground Atlanta to help facilitate adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. Masks, gloves, and other precautions will be taken to promote public health and minimize risk to all participants. Partner agencies, including the Atlanta Police Department, MARTA Police Department, Georgia State University Police Department, and the ADID Ambassador Force, will be on hand to assist with safety and hospitality support. Additionally, we have partnered with Mercy Care to offer COVID-19 vaccines and Hope Thru Soap to offer homeless services for the event.

The survey event will host 3 staggered shifts of 100 volunteers who will then be divided into groups of 5 to collect data by completing a brief provided survey of the area. Each group will be transported and assigned a small geographical portion of the approximate 4 square mile radius of Downtown. A small amount of walking is required to ensure we are surveying each area as accurately as possible to account for those experiencing homelessness. Physical contact is not required to complete the survey. Two additional shifts of 10 volunteers are also needed for the volunteer registration check-in/out table.

From May 1st on, volunteers will be able to say, “I had a part in helping to address street homelessness in Downtown Atlanta!” 

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Thank you to these community partners for supporting the Survey and contributing to an event atmosphere of compassion, dignity, and welcome: Hands On Atlanta, Atlanta Police Department, MARTA Police Department, Georgia State University Police Department, ADID Ambassador Force, Mercy Care, and Hope Thru Soap.

Learn more about the event and our event partners by viewing our FAQ + Fact Sheet:

FAQ + Fact Sheet

This is a rain or shine event.

Questions? Please contact CAP/ADID Social Impact Director Tammy Hughes, MSW, at 

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