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Confronting homelessness

Making the experience rare and brief in Atlanta

Please join us on October 23 for a presentation by Protip Biswas, Vice President, Homelessness & Place Based Initiatives at United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Our previous presenters from the Grady Health System highlighted the significance of homelessness on health and the healthcare system. As a continuation to this topic, Mr. Biswas will discuss various programs initiated by United Way to address homelessness in the Atlanta area. He is also the staff leader for the Regional Commission on Homelessness (RCOH). The RCOH team has been the catalyst in creating over 2500 units of supportive housing, creating 1200 jobs for homeless persons, reunified over 8000 persons and raised over $100 million for homeless projects. The talk will highlight the collaboration and innovation that has been key to United Way's progress, including the innovative partnerships with health partners (e.g. Grady and Mercy Care).


Protip Biswas,  Vice President

Homelessness & Place Based Initiatives

United Way of Greater Atlanta

Protip Biswas serves as Vice President, Homelessness and Place Based Initiatives at the United Way of Greater Atlanta. In his current position, he provides staff leadership to the Regional Commission on Homelessness (RCOH) which provides ensures coordination and implementation of the strategies to end homelessness in the region.

He is also responsible for the planning and implementation of place-based strategies in the community. The increase in poverty in the suburbs and the lack of mobility makes these efforts critical. The opportunity zones are important in trying to bring best practices to address the critical needs of working families.

Prior to his current position, he has been active in the field of community development, affordable housing, community building, and economic development. He has worked with organizations in neighborhoods in Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina. He has also worked for Enterprise foundation, a national intermediary in affordable housing.


Tuesday, October 23 | 7:30 AM- 9:00 AM

The program starts promptly at 7:30. 

Serving breakfast and coffee. 


Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development

Georgia Institute of Technology

760 Spring Street, Room 235 | Atlanta, GA 30308

Click here for directions.


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