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Richard DeShields testifies about his journey from homelessness to housing at a Senate committee meeting on Thursday.

ATLANTA — A state Senate study committee began work Thursday trying to find ways to help homeless Georgians living on the streets.

Sen. Carden Summers, R-Cordele, the committee’s chairman, made waves earlier this year when he sponsored a bill that would have criminalized street camping.

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