Posts Tagged ‘Millennia Housing Management’

Al Lawson talks HUD reform at Jacksonville’s Eureka Garden

Monday, February 20th, 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 quality of life,” by making “funding available.”
The congressman will have an important ally across the aisle and in the Senate in this regard.
Lawson discussed a “sitdown” with an old friend: Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been an advocate of HUD reform for over a year,

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Sale of Jacksonville HUD properties making progress, says mayor’s office

Friday, October 14th, 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 — in acquiring properties owned by Global Ministries Foundation.
Those properties had, especially in the last year, gotten national scrutiny for being in disrepair, with issues ranging from property-wide gas leaks to mold infestations and structural damage that compromised safety.
Curry’s office says the Thursday meeting was productive,

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Lenny Curry discusses potential sale of Eureka Garden, other HUD complexes

Tuesday, September 20th, 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.
GMF entered the Jacksonville market under the previous mayoral administration, under circumstances that seemed questionable at the time to members of the Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority.
Mayor Alvin Brown “bypassed the normal approval process through the city council and went directly to the mayor for approval” for financing, said Tripp

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