Housing for Homeless Vets: Is the Debate Over?
A hotly contested plan to house 112 homeless veterans in an old Gainesville hotel appears to be off the table. But it's not dead yet.
That means a lawsuit against it is still going forward, for now.
On June 14th Alachua County Commissioners voted 3-2 to allow a zoning change which would allow the Gainesville Hotel and Conference Center to be used by the Alachua County Housing Authority for a transitional housing project for homeless veterans.
That decision led to a fire-storm of opposition, which now may be a moot point.
ACHA has until the first of the year to find a new location for transitional housing. There is an Alachua County Veterans Advisory Board meeting on Monday night at the American Legion in Northeast Gainesville at 5:30 where Monahan will discuss options moving forward.
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