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Expecting a weekend cold snap, Gainesville homeless shelters like St. Francis House and Grace Marketplace are asking for donations to prepare for a surge of homeless people looking to stay warm.
A new Gainesville homeless shelter is requesting other local services to stop catering to the homeless in the downtown area.
The center will be located at the former Gainesville Correctional Institute.
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved Tuesday a proposal to buy former Gainesville Correctional Institution for nearly $1.4 million. The prison will be converted into a homeless shelter and the Morningside Nature Center will be expanded.
The results of a recent census released by the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry shows that the number of homeless people in Gainesville have decreased. It is expected that the actual number of homeless people might actually be higher than last year’s results.
Members of the County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry are traveling to Atlanta to visit the Gateway Center, a homeless assistance center housed in a former jail, to see what improvements should be made in Gainesville.