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Gainesville Police Mark Trees To Assist Homeless

By on February 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Gainesville Police Department has marked and zoned trees to improve emergency response times and help the homeless residing in Tent City and Sweetwater Branch.

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Agreement for Homeless Center Approved by City Commission

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:18 am

The center will be located at the former Gainesville Correctional Institute.

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In The News: Former Miss Venezuela Killed, Wine While Pregnant, Homeless Take Shelter, UF Finally Upgrades

By on January 7th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

UF preparing to upgrade 30-year-old student records system | Gainesville.com – It will take about four years for the university to start using the new system, which is estimated to cost between $40 million and $70 million. The new system will [...]

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Gainesville Braces for Freezing Temperatures

By on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

As temperatures continue to fall, preparations are being made by North Florida counties from homeless shelters expanding accommodations to the closing of schools in Columbia County on Tuesday.

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Little progress in plan to convert former prison to homeless shelter

By on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 5:08 pm

The city of Gainesville is in the process of purchasing the former Gainesville Correctional Institution to convert it into a homeless shelter. The city plans to begin offering services to those in need by fall.

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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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Gainesville Correctional Institution to become homeless assistance center

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

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.

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A homeless woman’s hope for a better future

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm

One homeless woman in Alachua County speaks of her struggles, living environment and daily life.

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Pet van helps feed Gainesville homeless’ pets

By on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

When Elizabeth Howard went to an event supporting the homeless about six years ago, she was thinking about pet food.

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Gainesville braces for cold weather

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The temperature in Gainesville is expected to drop below 40 degrees Monday evening, prompting Gainesville residents to make preparations.

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