Eureka Gardens

Mayor Curry signing bill with city councilmen and councilwoman behind him
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry signed a bill Wednesday that provides tax breaks to a property ownership group that bought four low-income apartment communities.

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The federally subsidized Eureka Gardens apartment complex in Jacksonville has a new owner, new name and new look.

At the grand reopening ceremony Thursday, Millennia Housing and city leaders celebrated a new start for a complex that had been plagued with disrepair and gas leaks.

The Millennia Companies / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

It's official.  The Millennia Companies has completed its acquisition of Eureka Gardens and three other low-income housing properties in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Millennia Housing Development Ltd. closed on its purchase of four low-income Jacksonville apartment complexes Oct. 24 for almost $51 million.

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For the third year in a row a counseling project spearheaded by Jacksonville’s Wayman Ministries will get state funding. State Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, helped shepherd the $150,000 appropriation that Pastor Mark Griffin said will go to counselor salaries and other supplies.

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Updated at 6 p.m. on 10/23/17
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The Jacksonville City Council unanimously voted to authorize the Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority to issue up to $90 million in bonds for a company to acquire and rehabilitate four Jacksonville low-income apartment complexes, including Eureka Gardens. 

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Jacksonville officials announced Tuesday an Ohio-based company is interested in buying the troubled low-income housing complex Eureka Garden.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is asking the owner of Jacksonville’s low-income housing complex Eureka Gardens to beef up security following a mass shooting Monday.

The current owner may have secured a buyer for the troubled complex.


Media Roundtable

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: 

  • Andrew Pantazi, Florida Times-Union reporter; 
  • Julie Delegal, Folio Weekly writer;
  • Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor;
  • and Jacksonville blogger Fred Matthews.

Topics include Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign stop in Jacksonville this week, confirmed cases of the Zika virus being transmitted through mosquito bites in Florida, and more.

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Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson are sponsoring legislation requiring the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to survey tenants in low-income housing twice a year.

The bill is a response to living conditions at Jacksonville’s Eureka Gardens apartment complex and the Windsor Cove complex in Orlando.