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Crime plagues Ga. Habitat effort

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:02 AM
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WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A Habitat for Humanity official says that gunfire and gang graffiti are hurting the nonprofit’s efforts to build homes for people in a central Georgia city.

Houston County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Tom Prior said the safety concerns are hampering his organization’s ability to recruit partner families in a Warner Robins neighborhood. He said that people just don’t want to live there.

The Telegraph reports that Prior made the comments Monday at a meeting of the Warner Robins Redevelopment Agency.

Prior said he will need much more help from the city to continue trying to upgrade the neighborhood, and that gunfire is an issue that needs to be addressed. Residents say burglaries are also a huge problem.

Habitat is finishing its 22nd house in the neighborhood.

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Dseven
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Dseven 04/15/14 - 11:58 am
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futile effort?

Maybe this particular initiative is futile. I can't help but wonder what these houses will look like in 6 months. It's a shame.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 04/15/14 - 12:05 pm
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Read the writing on the wall!

This effort will be a failure and should be ceased immediately.

KSL
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KSL 04/15/14 - 02:03 pm
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It seems society has

It seems society has deteriorated since this noble effort was begun.

griff6035
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griff6035 04/15/14 - 07:53 pm
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Habitat Homes

The person the home is built for is supposed to put in so many hours of sweat equity, but as soon as they are given the keys, here come their dead beat no good sorry excuse for a human being kin folks wanting to visit, the rest of the story is what the story is about./

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 04/15/14 - 09:35 pm
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Habitat
Unpublished

Put drug dealers in jail for life and you will stop 90% of the crime that affects all walks of life.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/15/14 - 11:31 pm
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"Crime plagues Ga. Habitat

"Crime plagues Ga. Habitat effort"

Ya think?

Why is this "news"?

I would love to "face off" with the weenie that came up with this idea.

You CAN NOT indiscriminately "try" this anywhere.

No matter how much your "pc" democrat politicians wishes it was so! At some point you have to face reality!

There are very few, I mean, very few places where this will work and work good.

It can work, but it comes with stuff like pride in self, pride in neighborhood, pride in society. Therefore, like I said before, there are very few places this will work.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/16/14 - 12:39 am
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Habitat for Humanity buys

Habitat for Humanity buys very cheap properties, and they get what they pay for.

Most of those houses in the cities are in bad neighborhoods.

It's not the homeowners, it's the filth that surrounds them that ruins it.

Airman
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Airman 04/16/14 - 08:16 am
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Habitat Homes

I have worked and helped build several homes in GA, Bad neighborhoods and cheap properties? No not always. The owner provides sweat equity and must maintain the home in a reasonable manner for a number of year. Five of the projects I spent time on or within 25 miles of me. I drive by these houses and look to see what they look like. Surprisingly very well maintained

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 04/16/14 - 08:52 am
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Police Help ??

It sounds like the local police could use some "help". GBI or National Guard MPs. Arrest, no plea deals, and quick lock-up for several years. Put them on a chain gang for all of their buddies to see. Then get them into a tech school for a trade.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/16/14 - 10:07 am
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Marinerman, they already have

Marinerman, they already have several trades.

Drug dealing, gangbanging, and being a professional felon.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/16/14 - 10:35 am
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Airman

How many do you suppose have been "kicked-out" for not maintaining the home in a reasonable manner? Zero

I've seen four of these projects, only one is reasonably maintained, and it is less than five years old.

It was a great idea, if you're blind to reality. I'm sure many people have benefited from this, I'm also sure that many, many more have squandered and abused the charity of others.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/16/14 - 05:54 pm
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Sweat equity

That part of it does help. The reason section 8 properties are so run down is the residents don't have any skin in it. They just don't care.

Pops
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Pops 04/16/14 - 08:27 pm
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Never have cared

never will care. Just sit around and wait to be housed, fed and have medical needs given to them. Oh, lest I forget, holler about needing more .....

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/16/14 - 10:49 pm
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Yup pops

I will never forget working in a rural hospital where those with a "gold card" (the medicaid cards were gold in color), were the most demanding people in the ER. That just couldn't understand why their baby with an earache could not be seen ahead of a patient with chest pain or GI bleeding. They would stand at the door of the exam room grumbling the entire time they waited. That ain't hearsay....

bohica
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bohica 04/17/14 - 12:26 am
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My first question is did

My first question is did anybody do a due diligence study in this area?
Did they see sneakers hanging from power lines and gang graffiti around?
I'm just saying, think before you jump with all that donated money.

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