Gainesville holds groundbreaking ceremony for new homes


Gainesville held a groundbreaking ceremony for an eastside housing development Monday. In 2019, the city donated 11 lots to Habitat for Humanity. The pandemic initially halted the plans. As WUFT’s Kendall Brandt shows us, the project is back on track and about to change lives.

About Kendall Brandt

Kendall Brandt is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

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