Kimberley Overman of the Housing Council of Tampa Bay and Cicely Hodges, Housing Analyst for the Florida Policy Institute are our guests to discuss the new Florida homeless laws, including establishing municipal homeless camps and...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs into law restrictions on sleeping in public

DeSantis says the law 'will keep sidewalks from becoming “tent cities” and “ensure that Florida streets are clean.'
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The Scoop: Wed. March 13, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

NAACP’s advisory to Black student-athletes because of the elimination of diversity programs in public colleges.

A controversial Florida bill to ban sleeping in public is sent to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis

The Florida bill would bar cities and counties from allowing people to sleep in places such as public buildings and in public rights of way.

The Scoop: Fri., February 23, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Legislature passes ban on kids using some social media A bill that originated in the Florida House has now passed through the State Senate. The bill bars children under 16 from using some social media...

Bill targeting Floridians experiencing homelessness advances in House

Listen: A bill that restricts people experiencing homelessness from sleeping on public property moved forward in the State House Thursday. The bill faced support and pushback for various reasons. The bill is sponsored by Republican...

MidPoint: Homeless Camps and Other Legislative Plans

We continue our review of 2024 legislative proposals with today's focus on efforts at criminalizing "sleeping in public" and establishing homeless tent camps around the state, and the problems of private equity firms buying up...

Ron DeSantis is pushing a bill to prevent people from sleeping in some public places like sidewalks and parks

Gov. Ron DeSantis supports legislation to prevent homeless people from sleeping in public places such as streets, sidewalks and parks.

Slice of Life: Sukhi 222 & journalist to homeless

Charles Holsopple of Sukhi 222 talks about his idea for human sustainability. Journalist talks about her life living in downtown Tampa.
Homeless memorial St. Pete

A memorial service is being held to honor homeless people who died this year

A memorial service is being held to honor the many people who died homeless this year at Unitarian Universalist Church.

Manatee County makes strides toward reducing homelessness

Manatee County is making major developments to ensure that people experiencing homelessness have resources.
Pinellas County list of cold weather shelters Jan 2022

Tampa Bay area cold weather shelters open Friday and Saturday nights

A list of Tampa Bay area cold weather shelters open during a January 2022 cold snap in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties and beyond.

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