Sunrise Residence Inn was established by St. Francis House in 2000. Sunrise is a permanent housing program that assists homeless working individuals whose goal is to become self-sufficient. Since affordable housing is difficult to find in Gainesville, the program at times also invites persons who receive disability income to participate. Some residents use the program for a year or two, then move on to private housing. Others, who have fixed incomes, have lived at Sunrise since it was opened. Residents work with a case manager based on their personalized case plans.