Tag Archives: homeless

State grant makes affordable housing available for some low to moderate income families

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FundingforSHIPwrap.mp3] The economy has impacted many families in Florida.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports, some Gainesville families may be able to receive help to stay in their homes. For the first time, the state of Florida has awarded Gainesville $197,000 for affordable housing assistance. The State Housing Initiatives Partnership …

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Free pet care clinic to close temporarily

The last day for the St. Francis Pet Care Clinic will be next Tuesday.  The organizers of the clinic which has served the pets of the homeless and low income residents in the Gainesville area hope to soon relocate.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Juliana Valencia reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/petcarewrapvalencia.mp3]

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Housing project for homeless vets halted

A project to help homeless veterans in Alachua County has been stopped. The proposal to house homeless veterans at a former hotel at Newberry and Tower roads has been put on the shelf. County housing authority executive director Gail Monahan says there was too much opposition from area residents and …

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Four men arrested after panhandling detail

Following concerns about the increase in panhandling in Gainesville, Gainesville Police Department arrested four people in an undercover detail on Wednesday. As Paula Cunniffe reports, some homeless advocates do not agree with the operation. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP panhandler arrests WRAP.mp3]

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