Tag: Eureka Gardens

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 22, 2017

New names and $90,000,000 look likely 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 would authorize $90,000,000 in Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority bonds to “finance, acquire, rehab & equip four Multifamily Rental Housing Developments.” With the new money would come […]

Drew WilsonApril 28, 2016

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio called on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro to fix his agency’s “faulty” inspection process Wednesday after meeting with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Councilman Garrett Dennis. “What is happening in Jacksonville has unearthed a problem that must be resolved, and we remain committed to protecting the health and safety […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 30, 2016

In an email this week to Pastor Mark Griffin, Richard Hamlet, whose company runs the blighted Section 8 complex Eureka Gardens in Jacksonville, took the press to task for reporting issues with a similarly blighted property his company owns in Memphis. Hamlet, head of Global Ministries Foundation, lamented that “unfortunately the media in Memphis has been active […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 15, 2015

A December 10 letter from HUD broke the news: Eureka Garden is in default of its HUD Housing Assistance Payments contract. The reason for default: failure to maintain facilities, as amply documented throughout the media. including failure to provide “decent, safe, and sanitary housing” and keep units in “good and tenantable condition” in accordance with […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 26, 2015

In a letter last week, the Eureka Gardens Tenants Association wrote HUD Secretary Julian Castro to continue its pressure on HUD to resolve “numerous conditions in our homes that are in direct conflict with HUD’s policy of providing safe, decent and affordable housing.” The letter contends that “practices in place at our complex may involve […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 22, 2015

The last time the local media heard from former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown was the end of June, at a combination farewell address and employee appreciation event that sounded not a little bit like the campaign speeches of yesteryear. He said, at the time, that he was taking his children on a vacation. Presumably, the […]


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