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For those who struggle, new housing opens in Tarpon Springs

More than a year ago, the apartment complex at 802 Mango St. was a community eyesore, a vandalized cluster of unfinished units facing foreclosure.

Now the complex is a welcoming new space with crisp beige buildings, bright red doors and a fenced-in playground with a wooden swing set, a shiny green slide and fresh mulch.

On the inside, the apartments smell of fresh paint and cleaning supplies. The floors' fluffy brown carpets have been stepped on only by a person with a vacuum. And the full-sized washers and dryers are spotless white.

Who put on those finishing touches? And who are the lucky new tenants?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:12pm]


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