Open Doors executive director talks expanding resources to Cobb County and ‘hidden homeless’

Matt Hurd, the executive director of Open Doors, discussed how his organization is working to combat homelessness on Monday’s edition of “Closer Look.” (LaShawn Hudson/WABE)

In 2023, data from Partners for HOME Point-in-Time Count revealed that at least 2,679 people were experiencing homelessness in Atlanta. Data suggests there are several reasons why people experience housing insecurity and homelessness. For more than a decade, Open Doors has worked with local nonprofits to find stable and affordable housing for options for people in need.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Matt Hurd, the executive director of Open Doors, talked with show host Rose Scott about Open Doors’ ongoing effort to end homelessness in Atlanta.

He also discussed the organization’s $7.2 million campaign to expand the organization’s Open More Doors initiative, plus the recent expansion of housing resources and services in surrounding metro Atlanta counties.