Tag Archives: Gainesville homeless

Former Prison To Turn Into Homeless Shelter, Expand Nature Center

By , and on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm

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.

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The Complete Timeline Of Gainesville’s Homeless Shelter Saga

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The idea of a homeless center was born eight years ago alongside an ambitious plan to end homelessness in Gainesville. In the years since, the city’s plan to construct a permanent shelter has taken many twists and turns, all of them captured in this timeline.

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As temperatures drop, overburdened St. Francis House opens doors to Gainesville homeless

By on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 10:16 am

Several chilly nights across North Central Florida have come as a surprise for late March. At the St. Francis House in Gainesville, staff and volunteers are working to ensure that those who can’t always get out of the cold have a place to go.

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Homeless census reports a decrease in street-dwellers

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

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.

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Group surveys Alachua County’s homeless

By , and on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

Armed with clipboards and food for participants, volunteers with the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry collected information about this area’s homeless people.

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Gainesville makes new plans for homeless center

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

After plans stalled for a homeless center at Northwest 53rd Avenue, the Gainesville City Commission has pursued another property: the abandoned Gainesville Correctional Institute.

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