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Grace Marketplace Completes Homeless Census

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The usual sound of birds wasn’t what woke the residents of Grace Marketplace Thursday morning. Grace Marketplace, 2845 NE 39th Ave., held their annual homeless census count on Thursday that lasted from 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Alachua County Coalition for the […]

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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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