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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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Despite Positive Statewide Unemployment Trend, Homelessness Rising In Gainesville

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Although there has been a drop in the state-wide unemployment rate, the Alachua County homelessness rate has done the opposite. Why?

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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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Coalition collects coats for homeless

By on October 11th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

With temperatures dropping, Alachua County residents are starting to bundle up. But the 2,100 homeless in Alachua County sometimes have a difficult time staying warm during the cold months. To help the homeless combat the cold, the Alachua County Coalition for [...]

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