The Point, Nov. 18, 2019: What Hurricane Michael Did To The Rental Housing Stock In One Part Of The Panhandle


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Today’s top stories

• Flea markets are nothing new, but those catering specifically to gamers are still novel. Gainesville had its first this weekend, with some 200 people showing up. (WUFT News)

• Two adjoining buildings on University Avenue across from the University of Florida campus now serve as the home of the Institute of Black Culture and the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures. (Gainesville Sun)

There’s a runoff election this week for an Ocala City Council seat. (Ocala Star-Banner)

• UF’s administration does not expect to intervene in the possible impeachment of the student body president. (The Alligator)

• The ratio of people in Bay County renting housing versus those owning has just about flipped in the year or so since Hurricane Michael. (Panama City News Herald)

• A UF professor has received a Latin Grammy Award. “There’s a misconception that if you pursue music, you’re not going to be able to support a family and that it’s impossible to establish a career,” José Valentino Ruiz tells UF News. “You can succeed if you have expertise in several areas.”

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