Surviving The Night
When it gets this cold like it did last night around North Central Florida, the temperature dip can literally become a matter of life and death for the area's homeless.
Overnight temperatures have dropped to the upper 20's and while most of us can throw on another blanket or turn on the heat, not everyone has that option.
When temps drop below 45 degrees at night the St. Francis House can let 65 people spend the night at their shelter.
But not everyone who wants in can stay, and that's where the Gainesville Housing Authority steps in.
They provide hotel vouchers to families and people who for whatever reason can not stay at St. Francis.
The city of Gainesville's homeless population is a very tight knit community and most will either help others get a voucher or explain how St. Francis house works to make sure everyone is safe.
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