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07/09/2021

Hogan Creek Towers Start Redevelopment Project

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Jacksonville Housing received approval and funding authorization through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rental Assistance and Demonstration (RAD) Program to begin redevelopment of the Hogan Creek Towers property located at 1320 North Broad Street in the historic Springfield area of Jacksonville. The property, targeted for redevelopment by the housing authority for several years, will receive a $19 million overhaul to the interior and exterior of the multi-family complex. Timeline for construction is approximately one year.

"The Rental Assistance and Demonstration Program empowers Jacksonville Housing to address the needs of our residents by revitalizing and redeveloping our existing housing stock. The Hogan Creek Towers redevelopment project has been years in the making by Jacksonville Housing and our Board of Directors. We are proud to provide these renovations to make Hogan Creek Towers not only more comfortable to our residents, but more accessible for all. Through next-level partnerships we were able to close this deal, and 'Tower Up' our Hogan Creek property," stated Dwayne Alexander CPM, Interim President / CEO of Jacksonville Housing. 

Built in 1974, the Hogan Creek Towers property specifically houses elderly and disabled residents. During the planning stage of redevelopment, current property residents were invited to provide input and offer feedback on the project during six scheduled Resident Insight meetings. For the duration of the renovation, residents will be relocated to another Jacksonville Housing property. Residents will have the ability to return to Hogan Creek Towers when redevelopment is completed or they may choose to remain where they have been relocated during construction.

The redevelopment project will include modern finishes and upgrades such as new lighting fixtures, cabinetry, appliances, windows, air conditioning units, flooring, and paint. In addition to remodeling all units, common areas including the lobby, restrooms, and laundry areas will be renovated.

To best serve the needs of Jacksonville Housing residents, ten units will be renovated to address American Disability Act Requirements for residents who may need specific accommodations. Additionally, four units will be renovated to address the needs of visually impaired residents.

The redevelopment project is made possible through Rental Assistance and Demonstration (RAD), a voluntary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program. RAD seeks to preserve public housing by providing Public Housing agencies with access to more stable funding to make needed improvements to properties. The Hogan Creek Towers Project will be Jacksonville Housing's third RAD-facilitated project since 2019.

To secure RAD approval, Jacksonville Housing partnered with LeCesse Construction Company; Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.; Citibank; Fallon Advisory LLC; JAX Urban Development, LLC.; Nixon Peabody; Garden Capital; Alliant Capital; and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Since 1994, Jacksonville Housing has provided housing assistance for families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and Nassau counties. Jacksonville Housing has 2,881 public housing units and manages 7,868 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), for area landlords.

The mission of Jacksonville Housing is to provide safe, clean, affordable housing and effective social services to low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Jacksonville Housing team of dedicated employees and Commissioners in partnership with their residents, utilize accepted business principles and all available resources to improve the quality of life for all participants. They encourage employment, self-sufficiency, and, where possible, assist in the transition to other housing alternatives.

For more information on Jacksonville Housing please visit their website, www.jaxha.org.

High Rise Apartment Complex with wide sidewalk and metal art in front of building

Originally constructed in 1974, Jacksonville Housing's Hogan Creek Towers will receive a $19 million overhaul through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Rental Assistance and Demonstration (RAD) program.


For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Dwayne Alexander CPM, Interim President and CEO
Video interviews about this project are welcome.
Please contact Mr. Alexander to schedule an appointment via video conference.
Direct Line: 904-630-3803email Dwayne Alexander
1300 Broad Street North, Jacksonville, FL 32202
www.jaxha.org

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