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Homelessness committee working on finding new shelter locations

Posted at 9:48 AM, Jul 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-02 13:13:29-04

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Members of Sarasota's homeless committee met Thursday to get an update on steps being made to curb the problem.

Committee members discussed a homeless shelter project the county and city has been working on. The group reviewed potential locations for a new shelter throughout the county.

Recently, the city and county rejected three potential locations.

A shelter is just the first step in a 12-step plan homelessness expert Dr.Robert Marbut recommended.

The committee is now looking at new sites in unincorporated Sarasota County.