Tag: HUD

Ryan NicolAugust 2, 2018

Miami-Dade County has become the latest community in the United States to effectively end the problem of veteran homelessness. A ceremony Thursday commemorated the achievement, spearheaded by the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. “After four long years of leaving no stone unturned, I am proud to officially announce that Miami-Dade County has effectively ended homelessness amongst […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 28, 2018

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Florida’s $616 million disaster recovery plan was approved. Carson said the money will be for housing issues, via the Community Development Block Grant — Disaster Recovery program. The Secretary also expressed confidence in Florida’s stewardship of the funds, saying that the state’s recovery and mitigation […]

Ana CeballosJanuary 24, 2018

The Florida commission tasked with investigating housing discrimination cases is in peril of losing some operational funding if it does not quickly handle its work backlog of more than 300 cases. Michelle Wilson, the executive director of the Florida Commission on Human Relations, said Tuesday the state entity is facing a “perfect storm,” which has […]

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. 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 […]


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