After Senator Marco Rubio visited the dilapidated Eureka Garden property in Jacksonville he filed two new amendments to help families living in neglected government housing properties.Rubio filed two amendments to the larger Department of Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill, which make temporary relocation assistance available for families after a HUD property is declared in default and give local governments a larger voice in how HUD renews contracts with notorious property owners.
The senator has singled out Global Ministries Foundation, the owner of Eureka Gardens, for neglecting several of its HUD contracted properties.
Rubio also invoked the Justice Department to investigate the business practices of GMF and its president, Rev. Richard Hamlet.
Going to continue to expose slumlords @GMF_Missions https://t.co/Q5NhsvwqC5take our poll - story continues below
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 18, 2016
What Rubio is doing is a step in the right direction but slumlords in Florida do not stop at HUD approved properties. Politicians also have to look at others who are neglecting their tenants and making them live in deplorable conditions with no way out.