City to restore some money to homeless shelter

Sulzbacher Center was facing more than $580K in cuts

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The city of Jacksonville says it will restore some of the money needed to keep a local homeless shelter open.

The Sulzbacher Center, which relies heavily on city funding, was facing more than $580,000 in cuts. It worried it would have to shut its doors and threatened to march to City Hall in protest.

David DeCamp, a spokesman for Mayor Alvin Brown, said the city has been working with the center for several weeks and promised to give back more than $297,000 in what DeCamp calls "unallocated grant money."

The shelter still faces $120,000 in cuts, but the city says it will help the shelter look for alternative funding resources.

The Sulzbacher Center did not want to comment.

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