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SARASOTA FL--- Consultant Dr. Robert Marbut released his final report on how to curb the area's homeless problem. The plan calls for the implementation of 12 steps but even though he's gotten the green light from local government agencies he also needs the community's help to implement the strategy.
**UPDATE** Tuesday evening, ABC 7 obtained an email from Marbut to county commissioner Christine Robinson, suggesting the Englewood site is being taken out of his final report recommendation.
A suggested site for a homeless facility in Englewood already has neighbors up in arms.
SARASOTA, FL--- Homeless consultant Dr. Robert Marbut presented his findings on the homeless problem to dozens of community members Monday. Marbut held three forums, to discuss his recommendations. And, Sarasota county, the cities of Venice, North Port, and Sarasota -- all agreed to extend his contract and move forward with implementing the 12 steps he says is needed to solve the homeless problem in the area.
SARASOTA, FL - Dr. Robert Marbut is feeling good as the leaders of Sarasota County and several cities agree to retain his services for two more months.
ENGLEWOOD, FL - Families make up most of the homeless population that lives in South Sarasota County.
Doctor Robert Marbut discusses his plans to help community put an end to homelessness.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Dr. Robert Marbut, the consultant hired by Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota to examine the homeless problem on the Suncoast, spent Monday presenting the findings in his report. And even though the final draft isn't out yet, local leaders have taken steps to implement some of the suggestions.
VENICE, Fla. – The consultant hired to help resolve Sarasota County's homeless crisis is presenting his findings. Dr. Robert Marbut attended meetings with the leaders of Sarasota County, as well as officials from the cities of North Port, Venice and Sarasota on Monday.
SARASOTA, FLA. - Dr. Robert Marbut's final report on the homeless problem in Sarasota County has not been released yet, but Sarasota County, the City of Venice, the City North port, and the City of Sarasota all agreed to extend his contract and move forward with implementing his recommendations.
In south county the focus is on homeless children and families.
SARASOTA, Fla. - 18-year-old Rondell Edwards spent Sunday helping to give away 270 Thanksgiving meals through the YMCA Foundation of Sarasota.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Wednesday a highly anticipated report on the Suncoast homeless problem was released. Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota hired Dr. Robert Marbut to examine the problem and make recommendations to solve it.
SARASOTA, FL--- The homeless population may soon have an alternative to living on the street. According to a daft of the homeless report put together by Dr. Robert Marbut, 5 new homeless facilities need to constructed in the area. Four of them would serve families and one would cater to what officials call the chronic homeless populations currently living on the street. The daft of the report list a vacant lot that sits at 1330 North Osprey Avenue as the recommended locations for that facility. There are other 9 alternatives for officials to chose from, most of which sit in the North Sarasota area. Coming up on ABC 7 at 6 we examine Dr. Marbut's recommendation to solve the area's homeless problems.
SARASOTA, FL - ABC 7 is sifting through the report from Dr. Robert Marbut regarding solutions to the local homeless problem.
SARASOTA, FL-- Last summer, Sarasota County hired consultant Dr. Robert Marbut to examine the homeless problem here on the Suncoast and come up with some solutions to improve it. Tuesday some of the details of his long awaited report were released at the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club meeting. During the event Marbut broke down portions of his study and he says if the community follows his recommendations the homeless population will be drastically reduced.
SARASOTA, FL- Details from the long awaited homeless report were release at the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club meeting. About four months ago Sarasota county hired a homelessness consultant to examine the problem in the area. Tuesday Dr. Robert Marbut broke down portions of his study and he says if the community follows his recommendations the homeless population will be drastically reduced. "If you do the hole system you can get a little over an 80 percent reduction in your street homelessness," added Marbut.
SARASOTA, FL - The effort to prevent homelessness takes another step forward on the Suncoast today as Dr. Robert Marbut addresses the topic on Tuesday.
A new local study finds there are more than 400 families with nearly 800 children who are homeless in Sarasota County tonight.
SARASOTA--A cardboard box is not the kind of place where you expect to find a kid like Ian Kliner sleeping.
SARASOTA, Fla. - A local woman is continuing her mission to create a permanent homeless camp in Sarasota. But experts and city leaders are asking her to slow down.
SARASOTA, FL - The group Trinity Without Borders is apparently looking to go ahead with a plan to help the city's homeless population.