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Tarpon's Mango Circle residents wait, hope for funding for new complex



At the Mango Circle public housing complex, many of the residents have not been lucky in life.

Some are single mothers. Others are uneducated or disabled. Many are out of work. All are poor.

For two years, they've also been unlucky in the state lottery system that allocates millions of federal tax credits for affordable housing.

They didn't get the winning numbers, and the money was disbursed elsewhere. So they stayed in their ramshackle housing units.

This year, they hope, things might be different.

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[Last modified: Sunday, August 18, 2013 3:19pm]


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