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Tampa Bay Online

Tampa group providing homes for hard-core homeless

Edwin Hall’s one-bedroom, sparsely furnished apartment in a sketchy part of north Tampa saved his life. It snatched him from homelessness, despair and sickness, came with an address where he could get Social Security checks delivered and will play a big part in what he calls “getting my life back.”

 

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Tampa Bay Times

New Apartments for the Chronically Homeless Open in Tampa

A new front opened Wednesday in the local fight against homelessness and it does not include another shelter. Instead, the Cypress Landing apartments will provide 23 chronically homeless men and women with permanent homes — furnished apartments indistinguishable from one-bedrooms that rent nearby for about $500 a month.

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News and UT Life

CSSME Tackles Homelessness in Community Engagement Initiative

As an applied sociologist, Professor Norma Winston has taught cost-benefit analysis to her UT students for decades. So it was second nature for her to be involved in a community partnership measuring the cost effectiveness of an initiative to combat chronic homelessness.