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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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