Wait Continues for One Stop Homeless Center
Published September 26th, 2013
ALACHUA COUNTY- Gainesville is in year 8 of its 10 year plan to end homelessness-- and there is still no Homeless Center.
Now, the Office of Homelessness is going to close because its funding has been cut.
The County will no longer fund the Office of Homelessness in its new budget.
The city of Gainesville is planning to, but the director of the office says it will close and make way for the new Homeless facility.
Director of Office on Homelessness, Theresa Lowe says, "it's one stop where you come and get all the services that you need, so you come in we do intake on you, determine what you need and then direct you to the appropriate people."
Services will be handled by the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry-- which would manage the homeless center if and when the city purchases the Gainesville Correctional Institute.
The city has 150 thousand dollars set aside in their 2014 budget to help fund the Homeless Center.
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