Who Said That?
Florida's quote of the day
"Economically, we can’t put them at the Ritz."
With affordable housing and shelters for homeless families lacking in Sarasota County, motels have become a catch-all for those who have fallen on tough times.
On a given night, agencies estimate more than two dozen homeless children are sleeping in Sarasota County motels. Some families received a free stay voucher from Resurrection House in Sarasota or Trinity Presbyterian Church in Venice; others are the working poor or transplants who can’t afford a home.
Read more at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.