Fixing Sarasota's homeless problem

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SARASOTA, FL - Work begins today for the man that officials hope can help solve the local problem of homelessness.

City and county leaders agreed to hire Robert Marbut to assess the situation here and recommend fixes.

He has helped other cities around the country plan for more affordable housing, and emergency shelters.

Marbut feels the Suncoast has enough resources, but better coordination is needed.

ABC 7 Reporter Trevor Shirley is following the story.