VOL. 9 | NO. 6 | Saturday, February 6, 2016
HUD Cancels Rent Subsidies At Embattled Memphis Apartments
By Bill Dries
Federal housing officials have ended subsidies at the Warren and Tulane apartments in Memphis.
And Global Ministries Foundation reacted to the Friday, Feb. 5, notice by saying it is preparing for those residents to move out of the complexes and looking for a new owner for both properties.
Global Ministries Foundation, founded by Richard Hamlet, is looking to sell the Warren and Tulane Apartments on news that HUD has canceled its its rent subsidies contract with GMF.
(Daily News File/Andrew J. Breig)
The federal Housing and Urban Development “abatement” notice released Friday ended the subsidies that residents at Warren and Tulane used to pay their rent. It cites conditions at the two complexes and numerous code violations.
GMF, in a written statement, said the families at both complexes will get vouchers to move to other subsidized housing.
“Despite the relocation of residents, GMF will seek opportunities to find a new owner of Warren and Tulane apartments to perform rehabilitation of the properties,” the Memphis-based ministry said in its announcement.
Federal and local code inspectors have focused on those two properties as well as Goodwill Village apartments, another complex owned by GMF.
HUD’s decision on Tulane and Warren came after both of those complexes failed federal inspections in January for the second time in a year. Goodwill Village passed its second federal inspection.