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A person sits near their tent in an empty lot near Ashley and Clay streets in Downtown Jacksonville on March 8, 2024. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
March 8, 2024

Homeless population soars in parts of Northeast Florida

The number of unsheltered people in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties increased by 43% this year, according to Changing Homelessness.…

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A homeless person covers up from the cold in Downtown Jacksonville.
September 14, 2023

Proposed food and beverage tax sparks early debate

A proposed 1% tax on food and drinks would fund anti-homelessness programs in Jacksonville.…

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City Council President Ron Salem, left, discusses the issue of first-time homelessness in Jacksonville on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. Changing Homelessness CEO Dawn Gilman and board Chairman Brad Russell listen. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
September 1, 2023

Homelessness program gets boost from council president

Council President Ron Salem has invested $13,000 toward a Changing Homelessness pilot program that will help those on the brink…

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Mayor Donna Deegan speaks to Cindy Funkhouser, CEO of Sulzbacher, at a town hall. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
August 17, 2023

Homelessness panel lays a plan — and looks for ways to fund it

Jacksonville’s homelessness subcommittee must make recommendations to Mayor Donna Deegan by Sept. 5.…

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December 6, 2022

Jacksonville’s Changing Homelessness gets $2.5M Bezos grant to ‘double down on our work’

Jacksonville-based Changing Homelessness has received a $2.5 million grant — the largest in the agency’s nearly 50-year history of serving…