Tag Archives: Grace Marketplace

The Grace Marketplace Debate Over Improvements

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 11:32 am

Gainesville’s City Commission approved a $585,525 budget for improvements that will make 10 campus buildings at the Empowerment Center livable. Residents and volunteers look forward to the changes, but some are concerned by the nearby chaos at Dignity Village.

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Resident Volunteers Keep Dignity Village Standing

By on July 6th, 2015 | Last updated: July 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Community volunteers, like Tygur Scott, help clean and maintain Dignity Village. Dignity Village’s future is not clear, but the volunteer group’s work helps until the city figures out how to manage the tent neighborhood, according to Lieutenant Rob Koehler of the Gainesville City Police Department.

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Grace Marketplace Reflects On First Year

By on July 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 2, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Grace Marketplace has served the local homeless community for one year. The community is part of a 10-year plan, conceived in 2005, to end homelessness.

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Gainesville: A Popular Destination For Homeless Travelers

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

Homeless travelers find comfort in Gainesville’s community. The tent camp, Dignity Village, has provided a safe haven for them while traveling.

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Dignity Village Residents Lack Shelter From Summer Storms

By on June 4th, 2015 | Last updated: June 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

Some residents at Dignity Village lack adequate shelter from summer storms. An evacuation plan that would transport Dignity Village residents is being drafted, according to the city manager’s office.

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City Commission Grants Gainesville Management Of Dignity Village

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Gainesville City Commission passes a motion for the management of Dignity Village. The motion begins the process of addressing safety issues and concerns regarding the logistics of the community.

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Police Union Raises Concerns Of Safety Issues At Local Homeless Community

By on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Both the number of residents and reported incidents have increased at Dignity Village. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy and local PBA Representative Lt. Mike Schibuola discussed the rise of safety concerns for the local homeless community at a meeting Tuesday.

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Saving Grace: One Woman’s Story Of Overcoming Adversity

By on May 1st, 2015 | Last updated: May 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Lisa Lee Savage was a substance abuser and she broke the rules, but she also overcame adversity. Now, she works as an administrative assistant and receptionist at the GRACE Welcome Center.

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City Aquires Land Surrounding GRACE Marketplace

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

The city is finalizing an agreement to use 10 acres of land currently occupied by Dignity Village homeless encampment which could create a more regulated environment.

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Bo Diddley Plaza Renovations Bring In New Era

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville is closing Sunday for renovations. The renovations are expected to last one year and will include additions to the performance area, a new café, an informational kiosk and relocating an existing bus stop.

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