TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - An organization dedicated to ending homelessness is hoping to find homes for 11 more people in the Capital city.
Unhoused Humanity was able to find homes for 28 people out of 39 and raise nearly $12,000 of their $15,000 goal during the Open Door campaign, which ended on December 31st.
That campaign is now being extended with hopes of reaching that goal.
Unhoused Humanity identifies homeless individuals in the city who have income but cannot afford down payments on their homes.
The organization says even a few hundred dollars can change a life.
"There's a woman named Tonya and Tonya was in and out of homelessness because of health issues," said Ramon Aleman, the founder of Unhoused Humanity. "She went to the hospital because she needed live saving surgery, but the doctors wouldn't perform the surgery unless she had her own home because of the sanitary conditions of the shelter. So that where we stepped in, we were able to pay that and get her into a place and then she was able to get the surgery."
100% of the donations the organization receives goes directly towards the people they are helping.
To date, Unhoused Humanity has found homes for 50 different people.
They say their New Year's resolution is to expand to other cities outside of Tallahassee during 2016.