Rupert Heard moved into his new apartment in February 2021, after about five years without housing. Heard is one of 145 former Dignity Village residents who have been placed into housing since the tent camp was closed. (Katie Hyson/WUFT News)

Much went wrong in 2021, but here’s where progress was made this year


WUFT’s Report for America Corps Member Katie Hyson reports on equity issues, which often means looking at what’s not working in communities around north central Florida. But in this WUFT-FM special, Hyson revisits stories she reported to see what’s changed and speaks to community leaders about what progress they’ve seen in the last year.

Read Hyson’s previous reporting on: Dignity Village, Jehad al Issa or Keiko Kopp.

About Katie Hyson

Katie Hyson is a Report for America Corps Member at WUFT News covering racial and rural inequities in East Gainesville and north central Florida. She can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing Click here to learn how you can support her reporting.

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