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Southwest Floridians who used to be homeless now have a place to live

CREATED Dec. 30, 2013

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Some Southwest Floridians who used to be homeless are starting the new year with a permanent place to live thanks to a special program.

Renaissance Manor is now providing beds to at least 80 people whose mental health problems once kept them on the streets.

Renaissance Manor just renovated a duplex for the growing list of residents. 

The program also provides support in other ways.

Residents receive guidance from case workers when it comes to managing everything from their doctor's appointments to grocery shopping.