By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
How nonprofits, homeless community are being affected by midtown development, new city rules
12022018 HOMELESS 002.JPG
Beth Oropeza, co-director of Good News at Noon, talks about the finished renovation of a second building that can house 12 men overnight on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. - photo by Austin Steele
Most of these organizations are located in Gainesville’s midtown and downtown areas to be closer to the population they serve. Brandee Thomas, executive director of My Sister’s Place, a shelter for women and children, said the homeless population is concentrated toward the city center because that is where they can access the resources they need.