Florida families sue Global Ministries Foundation
JACKSONVILLE, Fl. — Memphis-based Global Ministries Foundation is facing more legal trouble.
Three families filed lawsuits earlier this month in Jacksonville, Florida.
One of the plantiff’s is the mother of a 15-year-old who was shot and killed at Eureka Gardens in 2014.
Two others were hurt in a mass shooting at the complex in August.
Another plaintiff filed earlier this year related to a 2014 murder.
In court records, the families said GMF knew about the pattern of violence and should have done more to prevent it.
Residents and law enforcement raised concerns about violence and poor living conditions at Eureka Gardens during recent Senate hearings about GMF.
A GMF spokesperson said the company will continue to cooperate with the police investigation into the shootings.
HUD pulled GMF’s funding at the Warren and Tulane Apartments earlier this year.
GMF has reached an agreement in principle with the Millennia Companies to buy some of its Section 8 properties.