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Charlie Crist praises imminent buyback agreement between St. Petersburg, Jordan Park

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Congressman Charlie Crist is applauding the imminent return of the troubled Jordan Park public housing complex back to the St. Petersburg Housing Authority. “Having heard the concerns from Jordan Park residents firsthand this past summer, it was clear urgent action was needed on their behalf,” the St. Petersburg Democrat said in a statement Thursday. Inhabitants of the 237-unit complex have brought a steady stream of complaints over the past few years including broken appliances, mold, mildew, rodent infestation, poor maintenance…

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Jordan Park buyback by St. Pete Housing Authority a win-win for city, residents

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St. Petersburg’s Jordan Park will soon get some much-needed attention. In a win-win for both the city of St. Petersburg and Midtown residents, the St. Petersburg Housing Authority is nearing an agreement to buy back control of the troubled public housing complex. The Tampa Bay Times reports agency officials were hoping to finalize a deal on the 24-acre property by fall 2016, but a purchase agreement could be signed “any day now.” Final details still require approval from the federal…

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Charlie Crist says Jordan Park residents need help now

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist toured the troubled Jordan Park Apartments in July. Afterward, he called the conditions “deplorable.” On Thursday, Crist returned to Jordan Park to say not much has changed, and he’s urging for something be done now to improve living conditions for the residents. “This is an issue of simple human decency,” Crist said. At least one Jordan Park resident agreed not much has changed since July. Resident Heidi Hampton said she contacted the office about 3 p.m.…

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Charlie Crist: Federal investigation needed into Jordan Park finances

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Saying he was shocked by the deplorable living conditions, former Gov. Charlie Crist said the feds need to investigate the finances at the publicly owned Jordan Park Apts. in south St. Petersburg. Crist spent Thursday morning touring the complex and listening to details of the conditions at the complex. He heard tales of rats, roaches and mold. He saw outdated, rusty appliances that needed replacing. “It’s intolerable. It’s unconscionable. It’s not to be tolerated,” Crist said of the living conditions. “They’re…

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