Palmetto 123 
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Re: “James Islanders fight Habitat for Humanity project

Just to add to my post below, the one thing I didn't consider is if HFH does a background screen their applicants (i.e. criminal background). If they look at these things, then I would think that the chances of these families committing crimes is far less than the average low income family - which is something to take into consideration.

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Posted by Palmetto 123 on November 17, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Re: “James Islanders fight Habitat for Humanity project

There's a strong correlation between income and crime (lower the income --> higher the crime rate). If you need supporting data on this, just search on Google and read any credible source. All that these residents are asking is "how does this effect the neighborhood"? That's a very natural question. My thought is that when you build low income housing in a medium to medium-high income neighborhood then it is likely to lower the property value on the immediate surrounding. If you don't believe me, ask a Realtor their thoughts, I'd be surprised if they would disagree. Low income housing brings in low income families, low income families are more likely to commit crimes. If you don't believe me, do the research.

The real question is where should Habitat build these communities?

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Posted by Palmetto 123 on November 17, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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