Neighbors of Mansion House Organizing Against Section 8

We hear the neighbors of the Mansion House Apartments, 1638 S. Carson Ave., are concerned about the safety and value of their homes and are organizing a call-in protest of the ’60s-era apartment complex opening its doors to Section 8 renters.
A spokesman for Aekus Properties of Jacksonville, Fla., owner of the 185-unit complex, confirmed the apartments are accepting Section 8 applications in an effort to keep the facility fully rented.
Section 8 refers to the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which is a type of federal assistance providing subsidized housing for low-income families and individuals through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Neighbors of the near-downtown complex have circulated a flyer encouraging Riverview neighborhood residents to call the management and “express your desire for them to stop this practice now!”
The flyer, titled “Stop Section 8 Rental at Mansion House,” says, “We need to protect the safety and the value of our homes,” and asks the residents to “please help stop this blight on our neighborhood.”
Mansion House Apartments, which appraised for $3 million in 2006, was built in 1963 and purchased by Aekus in 1974.

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