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Changing Homelessness Jacksonville selected for $2.5 million grant

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will donate $2.5 million to one of the major agencies supporting Duval County's homeless population.

The Day 1 Family Fund, a private philanthropic organization founded by Jeff Bezos to assist needy families, chose Changing Homelessness.

Only two of the 40 organizations chosen are situated in Florida; the other is based in Miami.

According to the CEO of Changing Homelessness, they are immediately beginning to work on their plan to get people off the street.

Homelessness is a severe problem in Duval County, and the group has been addressing it for decades. With the assistance of a $2.5 million grant from Amazon founder Jeff Bezo's Day 1 Families Fund — Changing Homelessness CEO Dawn Gilman said the organization intends to address these challenges on a larger scale.

"This stipend is for families that are homeless and living on the streets, as well as their cars," Gilman explained. "So, we will most likely be working with several of our partners, such as Sulzbacher Center and Hubbard House, whom all have various things that we can weave together to have a greater impact on the number of families suffering homelessness."

The Day 1 Family Fund has given Changing Homelessness five years to put its plan into action. The donation does not fund the construction of additional shelters; instead, the organization will focus on addressing the issues that lead to people being homeless in the first place.

"It might be a variety of items that a household or family could require to get off the street," Gilman explained." It might be work, child care, or transportation. "What exactly is the problem? What would it truly take to get you back to where you were or to a different place?"

Homelessness affects more than simply those who live on the streets.

Tillman Auto Shop on Beach Boulevard owner Steve Tillman says it is hurting his business. He showed News4JAX a homeless camp behind his company, where he claims dozens of people dwell.

Tillman informed us that it is a safety issue.

"It's a continual problem of theft, loss, and damage that affects all businesses," Tillman said.

Tillman says that he has had to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office multiple times to chase individuals off his land.

As a temporary measure, he intends to erect a fence.

"If I clean all of this up and don't put up my fence, it'll look just like that in about two weeks," Tillman said. "Isn't it sad? But it's a societal issue."

Changing Homelessness is still formulating its strategy, but its objective is to get as many people off the street for good as possible within the next five years.

According to the Bezos Day 1 Fund website, it announced a $2 billion commitment nationwide to focus on two areas: financing current non-profits that assist families suffering homelessness and developing a network of new, non-profit tier-one preschools in low-income neighborhoods.

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