I don't really have any opinion on Met Jonah, but the fact that it is taking this long to do a transfer is ridiculous.
That's from the OCA asking for a ton of conditions, including the move. It's not that Met Jonah wants to be obstinate for whatever insane reason. Some of the conditions are easier to fulfill than others.
Met Jonah started looking for a new place to live rather soon after the resignation, but some of his needs and interests changed over time, forcing him to start his search from scratch with each change in parameters. The first time he was considering properties with his sister's needs in mind (09/2012), which sadly no longer were necessary a few months later (11/2012). Then the OCA agreed to permit him to remain living in DC as a "retired" bishop (05/2013). He still wanted to find a cheaper place to live and nearly bought one (10/2013). Then he found out about ROCOR's plan to request him from the OCA, so he decided not to move just yet (12/2013-01/2014) to keep ROCOR's options open for him. Then the OCA made moving out of DC a condition for release (03/2014). He thought of buying a property to be used in the foundation of a monastery (03/2014-03/2015). This little house in Alexandria is an opportunity that came through some friends of his (04/2015). From there, he can work on finding permanent property and future plans with ROCOR once the OCA lets him go (Future date, God willing).