Monday, April 17, 2017

Lawson tours Eureka Gardens with HUD secretary

Last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) joined Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on a visit to the Eureka Gardens apartment complex.

In March, Lawson sent a letter to Carson asking him to come to Jacksonville and hear directly from Eureka Gardens residents about the issues they’ve had with their units.

In February, Lawson heard from residents who told him they’ve had issues with mold in their apartments, no air conditioning, no hot water, and gas leaks.

“I’m so glad Secretary Carson heeded my call and came down to Jacksonville to talk with residents at Eureka Gardens and hear first-hand what they need from the federal government,” Lawson said. “We need to make sure we are doing all we can to hold people accountable for improving all the units here so that residents can have a clean, affordable and safe place to raise their families and call home.”

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