Tag: Eureka Garden

A.G. GancarskiOctober 16, 2017

$90,000,000 is one step closer for the acqusition, rebranding and rehab of four of Jacksonville’s most troubled low-income housing developments, which contain 768 units total. Jacksonville City Council resolution 2017-671, which would authorize $90,000,000 in Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority bonds for  Millennia Housing Management (MHM) to “finance, acquire, rehab & equip four Multifamily Rental Housing Developments,” was approved by Council […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 11, 2017

Jacksonville’s Eureka Garden apartment complex has been in the news for a number of years. First came the crime reports. Then came reports about mold, broken windows, gas leaks, and other infrastructural nightmares for the 400-unit HUD complex on Jacksonville’s Westside. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio called for reforms to the HUD process, and […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 21, 2017

The Eureka Garden complex has been a focus of politicians in the last couple of years, with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, Sen. Marco Rubio, Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis, and Rep. Al Lawson all demanding rehab of the facility and reform of the HUD process. A new management group, which is looking to buy the property, promised changes. That group promised […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 21, 2017

U.S. Representative Al Lawson may have had good intentions when choosing to spend the first part of an off week in Jacksonville. But intentions are one thing. And delivery is another. Lawson’s itinerary, arrived at last week, was pretty straightforward. Among other things: the first-term Democrat from Tallahassee was to go to Eureka Garden on Tuesday […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 20, 2017

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson visited Eureka Garden in Jacksonville on Presidents’ Day, and expressed optimism for the building’s current ownership, while suggesting that more comprehensive reform of HUD is needed. Speaking to tenants in the 400-unit Section 8 complex’s community center, Rep. Lawson addressed the need for federal help allowing tenants to “make a different […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 27, 2016

Despite running in a heavily Democratic district, Republican Mark Griffin is playing to win in the House District 13 race. Thursday evening represented one of the most potentially pivotal evenings in his campaign against Democrat Tracie Davis, the replacement candidate for Reggie Fullwood, whose name is still on the ballot. Davis and Griffin debated at Jacksonville’s Edward Waters College; in […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 14, 2016

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and senior staffers had another meeting this week with the potential buyer for some of the city’s most beleaguered HUD properties, and it went well, says the mayor’s office. In September, Curry confirmed the interest of Millennia Housing Management of Cleveland, Ohio, —which has specialized in the low-income housing market for over two decades […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 22, 2016

Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson don’t agree on everything. But when it comes to the horrors of the HUD-funded properties in Florida that are owned currently by Global Ministries Foundation, they presented a united from Thursday in a Senate subcommittee meeting on “Oversight of the HUD Inspection Process.” Both Rubio and Nelson have visited GMF properties […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 20, 2016

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry was not necessarily identified with addressing issues with HUD properties in his campaign for mayor last year. However, the man called a “governance mayor” by his head spokesperson, got into office and quickly found conditions at HUD properties — specifically, those involving Global Ministries Foundation — among the issues most in need of addressing. […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 10, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio ended the week with a trip to Riviera Beach, where he again called attention to the tenement conditions in a Global Ministries Foundation property. Rubio, who has made multiple visits to Jacksonville over the last year calling attention to longstanding issues at Eureka Garden, made a similar visit to Stonybrook Apartments, a Section […]


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