Tag: Section 8

Peter SchorschMay 3, 2018
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State and federal programs aimed at helping low-income Florida families aren’t working, according to a new report from the Florida Children’s Council. “Positive child and youth outcomes, financial stability for families, and economic vitality for businesses are interrelated goals. There is clear need to rethink social service policy and align work-based solutions with child and family […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 14, 2016
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A major issue in Florida has been the horrific conditions at HUD complexes in Jacksonville and Orlando. Thursday, Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson did something about it: the Housing Accountability Act of 2016. The two lawmakers filed the legislation “to help thousands of low-income families living in federally subsidized housing such as Eureka Gardens in Jacksonville and Windsor […]

Melissa RossOctober 27, 2015
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A chastened Tennessee pastor and nonprofit CEO has promised to make a laundry list of fixes at a troubled Jacksonville Section 8 housing complex after media reports uncovered deplorable conditions at the city’s notorious Westside Eureka Garden complex. “I am not a slumlord,” said the Rev. Richard Hamlet during an appearance on WJCT’s First Coast Connect. […]


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