HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — A man who ran a homeless shelter in South Florida is planning to buy a 125-room central Florida motel where he'll rent rooms to tenants for up to $24 a day.
Sean Cononie ran the Homeless Voice shelter for more than a decade before Hollywood officials agreed last week to pay him $5 million to leave town.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1IhBmz2 ) reports Cononie took 112 people with him to Haines City. He has a contract to buy a former Howard Johnson motel in Haines City for $2 million.
Deputy Polk County manager Gary Hester questions whether the property is zoned for a homeless shelter. But Cononie calls it a low-income hotel.
Hollywood officials say the shelter will be torn down and the property will be sold.
Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/
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