Advocates for homeless coalitions in the state are reporting that nearly $2.4 million meant to help them bring in federal grants has been removed from the state’s $70 billion budget set to be voted on this Friday. But another item in the budget, for homeless housing assistance, may be able to help homeless coalitions throughout the state.
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A bill that would provide a way for Floridians to donate money to the homeless when registering vehicles and renewing their driver’s licenses moved forward in the Florida Senate today.
The Orlando Sentinel reported last week that Central Florida officials are warning “the number of homeless students in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties has ballooned 79 percent since January 2009.”
State legislators have launched a bipartisan effort to combat Florida’s homelessness crisis, which garnered national attention this past weekend.
60 Minutes aired a program this weekend shedding light on one of the little-discussed and truly heartbreaking aspects of the country’s persistent economic woes: an epidemic of homeless schoolchildren. The subject of the program was Seminole County, Florida — a county with 1,100 homeless students.