Metro Atlanta Living: West End attracts millennials

West End is a name that, in the past, would put many homebuyers off because of its past reputation for crime, unemployment and plummeting property values. Today, West End is enjoying some of the fruit of the la...
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YouthPride relocates to West End; ED still refuses interviews

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The executive director of YouthPride refused to discuss the status of the LGBT youth agency and its new location in West End today after the GA Voice visited the site.

The new address, noticed today on YouthPride’s website, is listed as 955 Washington Place SW, Atlanta. The address is posted at the very bottom of the page, but at the "contact us" link YouthPride's address is still listed as 1017 Edgewood Ave. YouthPride was evicted from its Edgewood Avenue home on June 1.

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Saint Lost & Found rents house for Atlanta LGBT homeless youth

Saint Lost & Found, an organization providing emergency shelter to homeless Atlanta LGBT youth, has rented a six-bedroom house in West End and hopes to move in six people seeking homes this week.

"In the state of Georgia, you can house six people in addition to the staff member, so we will be putting six kids in there. But we do have an extra bed," said Rick Westbrook, an organizer of the organization founded by Atlanta's chapter of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

"We plan to have six permanent residents in there until we can help them get into their own apartment or another shelter," Westbrook said.

Westbrook, who was looking for beds to put in the house this afternoon, said the gas and electricity to the rental house were turned on today.

"We hope to have the kids moved in no later than Wednesday," Westbrook added.