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Dawsonville, GA

#1 Mar 28, 2011
This appears to be halfway house for criminals. Follow link to find out more.
stepstofreedom.org/Unity_Farm_Information.php
Just Passing By

Dawsonville, GA

#2 Mar 28, 2011
Oh my God!!!!!!!!!!
A Real Church

United States

#3 Mar 28, 2011
Thought you should know wrote:
This appears to be halfway house for criminals. Follow link to find out more.
stepstofreedom.org/Unity_Farm_Information.php
i didnt at all get that impression. seems to me like they are trying to help those with addictions who dont know of a way out and turn them to Christ. why would anyone try to find anything wrong with that?

Since: Mar 11

USA

#4 Mar 28, 2011
Whether it is for criminals or not, if this facility is located in a residential area, property values in that area *will* plummet. Does anyone know where this 5 acre farm is? Does anyone recognize the photos?
Get a Life

Dahlonega, GA

#5 Mar 28, 2011
PersonaNonGrata wrote:
Whether it is for criminals or not, if this facility is located in a residential area, property values in that area *will* plummet. Does anyone know where this 5 acre farm is? Does anyone recognize the photos?
One can only hope that it is next door to your place.
gamule

Dawsonville, GA

#6 Mar 28, 2011
PersonaNonGrata wrote:
Whether it is for criminals or not, if this facility is located in a residential area, property values in that area *will* plummet. Does anyone know where this 5 acre farm is? Does anyone recognize the photos?
there was a phone number listed you might could call it and ask of the where abouts
Bobby

Dawsonville, GA

#7 Mar 28, 2011
Sounds like another victory home over near Tallulah Falls, a place to swap labor for Christ.

Steps looks like a house on lower trackroad rd,
take town creek church road turn left just before alexanders store. the place is on the right about a mile.
poor boy

United States

#8 Mar 28, 2011
Its on old Blueridge hwy
Unity is great idea

Jefferson, GA

#9 Mar 28, 2011
PersonaNonGrata wrote:
Whether it is for criminals or not, if this facility is located in a residential area, property values in that area *will* plummet. Does anyone know where this 5 acre farm is? Does anyone recognize the photos?
Six men! You've got to be a move-in to make such a stupid statement. There are likely more addicts running loose in your neighborhood than those who are trying to get clean.
Unity is great idea

Jefferson, GA

#10 Mar 28, 2011
Thought you should know wrote:
This appears to be halfway house for criminals. Follow link to find out more.
stepstofreedom.org/Unity_Farm_Information.php
I'd rather have them at Unity House than wandering the streets without a purpose or desire to get clean. Idiots.
town county res

Cleveland, GA

#11 Mar 28, 2011
Thought you should know wrote:
This appears to be halfway house for criminals. Follow link to find out more.
stepstofreedom.org/Unity_Farm_Information.php
who fing care's dam dumb azz
Informed Opinion

Fort Myers, FL

#12 Mar 28, 2011
A Real Church wrote:
<quoted text>i didnt at all get that impression. seems to me like they are trying to help those with addictions who dont know of a way out and turn them to Christ. why would anyone try to find anything wrong with that?
Great post.

Thank you for attempting to follow true Christian values.

Since: Mar 11

USA

#13 Mar 28, 2011
"Six men! You've got to be a move-in to make such a stupid statement."

"One can only hope that it is next door to your place."

How exactly do these responses relate to my comment? I did not disparage this place, and so far, no one has contested what I said.

Are you disputing the impact on property values for the surrounding residential properties? Potential home-buyers in general avoid close proximity to half-way houses. It's just a (possibly cruel or unfair) fact, no matter how generous, tolerant, and Christian the rest of us might be.

Even then, some of us might still think twice about moving our wife and daughters next door to a half-way house, and I personally can't -- I won't -- blame someone erring on the side of caution for his family.

Since: Mar 11

USA

#14 Mar 28, 2011
A Real Church wrote:
<quoted text>
why would anyone try to find anything wrong with that?
To clarify, my concern isn't about *what* it is (either in fact or fiction), but *where* it is.

Since: Mar 11

USA

#15 Mar 28, 2011
Unity is great idea wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd rather have them at Unity House than wandering the streets without a purpose or desire to get clean. Idiots.
So would I!

For me personally it is no problem as long as Unity House isn't my next door neighbor. In fact, it is miles away from me; but not so for dozens of other home owners. I'm not going to be so glib as to say "better them than me"; rather, I'm saying -- our county hasn't run out of more remote locations, yet.
Ringold

Blairsville, GA

#16 Mar 28, 2011
You have a choice! You can either rehabilitate the corrupt or you can not. Never the less, the jail is closer to the school and our children than the hospital is.
Have you priced commercial property? It's cheaper for the place to be in the boondocks rather than on commercially zoned property. At least out in the boondocks, they can't walk over to the school as fast.
MSG

Richlands, VA

#17 Mar 29, 2011
This is Union Co. Nobody does anything to help anyone out of the goodness of their heart. Somebody is making money on this. Probably got grants and tax breaks from the goverment.

Since: Mar 11

USA

#18 Mar 29, 2011
The jail has law enforcement presence, and this location isn't in the boondocks, not even close.

In fact, it is surrounded by not only by dozens (if not hundreds) of single family homes, but also several subdivisions and housing developments (Forest Ridge, Taylors Place, Fox Crossing, Poplar Ridge, Hidden Lake, Hamilton Place, Pleasant Meadows, Coosa Creek Acres, etc.). By Union County standards, this area is *heavily* populated.

I'm not familiar with zoning laws here but in many areas, the directors would have had to apply for a zoning variance in order to locate a halfway house on residential property.

Agricultural property is even cheaper by the acre than commercial and residential -- and it is more likely to be remote, having less potential for negative financial impact on the neighbors.

I'm not trying to start trouble, but if it can happen to this area, consider the possibility that it to happen to you and me, as rehab retreats/camps/houses in this area become increasingly more prevalent. There are ways to prevent this from happening, particularly since, as I mentioned before, Union County hasn't run out of more remote locations (or boondocks).
Unity

Jefferson, GA

#19 Mar 29, 2011
PersonaNonGrata wrote:
"Six men! You've got to be a move-in to make such a stupid statement."
"One can only hope that it is next door to your place."
How exactly do these responses relate to my comment? I did not disparage this place, and so far, no one has contested what I said.
Are you disputing the impact on property values for the surrounding residential properties? Potential home-buyers in general avoid close proximity to half-way houses. It's just a (possibly cruel or unfair) fact, no matter how generous, tolerant, and Christian the rest of us might be.
Even then, some of us might still think twice about moving our wife and daughters next door to a half-way house, and I personally can't -- I won't -- blame someone erring on the side of caution for his family.
You don't want this place near you.
You say property value will decrease.
What world are you living in? People are NOT buying homes. Property values are falling all the time.
These men have drug issues, they are not sex offenders.
Your daughter probably will date someone with drug issues and you won't even know it.
Caution? Move back to the city and leave people alone.
YOU ARE THE PROBLEM HERE NOT THE HALF-WAY HOUSE.

Since: Mar 11

USA

#20 Mar 29, 2011
"People are NOT buying homes. Property values are falling all the time."

People are buying, and in some areas, property values have begun to rise, although marginally. Granted, this is home-buying season, but it has only just begun.

I hope you are incorrect about the drug issues. It is with a drug-rehab home, and the resulting impacts on a specific neighborhood, with which I have the most first-hand knowledge of.

I'm not trying to change this area -- I'd rather it NOT change, and that is my concern here.

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