Not in My Backyard

May 2, 2013 Full story: WTVC 73

Residents of a quiet Dayton, Tenn. neighborhood are so worried that dangerous people are moving in that they're talking about moving out.

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Bubba Joe

United States

#1 May 2, 2013
There goes the property values.
Small Minded Morons

Charlotte, NC

#2 May 6, 2013
This has got to be the most idiotic mentallity I have ever witnessed! Mental illness is NO different than any other illness. We don't banish people for having diabeties or a heart problem. Why is mental illness or substance abuse issues any different? So these people believe that the commission should have to notify them if someone moves in with mental illness? Is this implying that they should be held to the same standard as child molesters? Seriously? These are people who need help. Thank God for programs like this. Anyone calling themselves a Christian or at the very least a "decent" person should welcome and support these programs rather than protesting their existence. Going to church isn't what makes you a good and decent person. HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE is what matters. God doesn't care if you wear a dress, thump your Bible, tell everyone how you don't believe in this or that, how you don't drink and don't smoke and don't cuss and go to church every Sunday. HE CARES HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE. A TRUE decent person would be looking for a way to reach out and help their fellow man and give them a hand up instead of kicking them when their down. The true hallmark of decency is having a compassionate character.
frog

Chattanooga, TN

#3 May 6, 2013
No retards in my back yard!
frog

Chattanooga, TN

#4 May 6, 2013
Put them in graysville!
whats the real story

Chattanooga, TN

#5 May 6, 2013
Will someone with some actual knowledge of this situation please respond to my questions. Who are the residents of these homes to be? Mentally challenged adults? or mentally disturbed adults with drug and alcohol problems and emotional problems who could pose a threat to the community? I would be concerned if i were living next door to a residence where there are several alcohol and drug recovering addicts who could possibly relapse and or decide to take their life by running into traffic or something crazy like that. Sorry if I offend anyone with drug and alcohol problems but you bring it on yourself when people choose to judge you. A person who has been mentally challenged from birth is a different story. In either situation though the neighborhood is a very congested area and I would think a quieter neighborhood would better suit anyone in a recovery situation or a lifetime of care situation. Why are they really buying these homes?
tu tu

Hixson, TN

#6 May 6, 2013
whats the real story wrote:
Will someone with some actual knowledge of this situation please respond to my questions. Who are the residents of these homes to be? Mentally challenged adults? or mentally disturbed adults with drug and alcohol problems and emotional problems who could pose a threat to the community? I would be concerned if i were living next door to a residence where there are several alcohol and drug recovering addicts who could possibly relapse and or decide to take their life by running into traffic or something crazy like that. Sorry if I offend anyone with drug and alcohol problems but you bring it on yourself when people choose to judge you. A person who has been mentally challenged from birth is a different story. In either situation though the neighborhood is a very congested area and I would think a quieter neighborhood would better suit anyone in a recovery situation or a lifetime of care situation. Why are they really buying these homes?
Well last i heard it's a free country and they can buy any home anywhere they want duh
to you tu tu

Chattanooga, TN

#7 May 6, 2013
tu tu wrote:
<quoted text>Well last i heard it's a free country and they can buy any home anywhere they want duh
And you became mentally disturbed as an adult i see. What contributed to your mental state alcohol or drugs? or is it just a bad case of sarcasm at any expense? Duh?
Bubba Joe

Brooklyn, NY

#8 May 7, 2013
Read the article. It says that they will be supplying group homes for people with drug/alcohol addictions and for people with mental issues. The article states they bought 4 homes in a neighborhood without telling the residents of the neighborhood their intent. They effectively ruined the property value and raised the danger level to the residents.
broke

Cleveland, TN

#9 May 7, 2013
buy the old hospital and make it into a friggen country club for them. why do people always want to infiltrate quiet neighborhoods? why don't we just put them in the old jail? people are stupid when they comment on things that don't effect their own lives. and you so called church people.........stand up and volunteer your home or property.
tu tu

Reliance, TN

#10 May 7, 2013
to you tu tu wrote:
<quoted text>And you became mentally disturbed as an adult i see. What contributed to your mental state alcohol or drugs? or is it just a bad case of sarcasm at any expense? Duh?
For that comment i think im going to poop in your backyard!
a question

Dayton, TN

#11 May 7, 2013
where did they buy these homes at. in Dayton and where
dayton

Brooklyn, NY

#12 May 7, 2013
a question wrote:
where did they buy these homes at. in Dayton and where
Around the magnolia home
Rezone R1

Dayton, TN

#13 May 7, 2013
whats the real story wrote:
Will someone with some actual knowledge of this situation please respond to my questions. Who are the residents of these homes to be? Mentally challenged adults? or mentally disturbed adults with drug and alcohol problems and emotional problems who could pose a threat to the community? I would be concerned if i were living next door to a residence where there are several alcohol and drug recovering addicts who could possibly relapse and or decide to take their life by running into traffic or something crazy like that. Sorry if I offend anyone with drug and alcohol problems but you bring it on yourself when people choose to judge you. A person who has been mentally challenged from birth is a different story. In either situation though the neighborhood is a very congested area and I would think a quieter neighborhood would better suit anyone in a recovery situation or a lifetime of care situation. Why are they really buying these homes?
They have purchased the Magnolia House,[Quick Description: The Broyles-Darwin House, Built in 1861, is the oldest house within the Dayton city limits. It is listed as #96000720 and #97000799 on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also listed on the Scopes Trial Trail] They have purchased 3 others in that area as well...less than 500 feet from Dayton City School (elementary). They house patients with schizophrenia, drug and alcohol abuse, and mentally retarded to name a few. These fellow human beings are in these places for a reason and that is a good thing. However, next next to a school where my kids go and not near my home! If you look across the country, there are many of these places out in more rural areas as it is better on the patients for their recovery and overall mental health and also to keep the public's safety in mind as these homes are not escape-proof. We have many families in this area and is is already affecting our property values. I have calls into our state representatives and other government agencies to put a stop to them coming into the downtown area. I do not think these people are evil, but they have been removed from regular life in society to protect others and even themselves from harm. What makes you thy disagree think this won't change downtown Dayton for the bad? This is asking for trouble down the road and mark my words, it will bring trouble to our town.
dayton

Brooklyn, NY

#14 May 7, 2013
Rezone R1 wrote:
<quoted text>They have purchased the Magnolia House,[Quick Description: The Broyles-Darwin House, Built in 1861, is the oldest house within the Dayton city limits. It is listed as #96000720 and #97000799 on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also listed on the Scopes Trial Trail] They have purchased 3 others in that area as well...less than 500 feet from Dayton City School (elementary). They house patients with schizophrenia, drug and alcohol abuse, and mentally retarded to name a few. These fellow human beings are in these places for a reason and that is a good thing. However, next next to a school where my kids go and not near my home! If you look across the country, there are many of these places out in more rural areas as it is better on the patients for their recovery and overall mental health and also to keep the public's safety in mind as these homes are not escape-proof. We have many families in this area and is is already affecting our property values. I have calls into our state representatives and other government agencies to put a stop to them coming into the downtown area. I do not think these people are evil, but they have been removed from regular life in society to protect others and even themselves from harm. What makes you thy disagree think this won't change downtown Dayton for the bad? This is asking for trouble down the road and mark my words, it will bring trouble to our town.
Bravo and well said, I couldn't agree more.
wren

Dayton, TN

#15 May 7, 2013
This isn't good news for Dayton. Property values will drop, that's not a theory, it's a fact. "Magnolia House" is gorgeous and turning it into what the state is planning is just not appropriate. I thought it was against state policy
to 'cluster' these type re-hab homes. 3 with-in
the 2 street area in a close neighborhood will
ruin the area for families and children. One of the streets doesn't have sidewalks, you'd think
that would be a safety concern for the individuals they're planning on moving there.
sad

Chattanooga, TN

#16 May 7, 2013
In either situation though the neighborhood is a very congested area and I would think a quieter neighborhood would better suit anyone in a recovery situation or a lifetime of care situation.

If I needed to recover from an addiction and it was severe enough that I needed special housing the last place I would want to be would be in a city neighborhood with traffic and kids walking to and from school. I would want to recover in a quiet country setting. Recovery would be a joke and a waste of time. Sorry to sound insulting to the residents of the neighborhood but obviously the traffic and noise of the train and such is something you have become used to but just saying. I guess we can also thank the owners of all the apartments in our city also for the disregard of proud homeowners. I passed by a home today with an apartment complex within view. The person outside the apartment wasn't exactly a selling point if I were looking to buy the home. Someone of course would argue that if you want to be around a more appealing class of neighbors then you should look into a pricier neighborhood but I have noticed these "quality" neighborhoods are overpriced for the craftmanship and income level of dayton. There is nothing to appeal quality people to Dayton. We have quick cash shops everywhere and that is only appealing to low income no money sense people. Why work hard in a factory only to have to go to payday loan places every week?
Big Deal

Dayton, TN

#17 May 7, 2013
I dont see why these people have their feathers in a ruffle. They live within walking distance from the projects. Property values is the worry? lmao.. u live by the projects .. and then they say they are scared of the people living in the homes that are being rehabilitated? How many in the projects. <nearby> are getting help for their mental incompetence and drug habits.. Someone answer that!!?
dayton

New York, NY

#18 May 8, 2013
Big Deal wrote:
I dont see why these people have their feathers in a ruffle. They live within walking distance from the projects. Property values is the worry? lmao.. u live by the projects .. and then they say they are scared of the people living in the homes that are being rehabilitated? How many in the projects. <nearby> are getting help for their mental incompetence and drug habits.. Someone answer that!!?
So what you're saying is...lets make a bad situation worse...real f'ing bright dumbass
thetruthis

Mcminnville, TN

#19 May 8, 2013
All you people are doing is juding people. People that are less fortunate than you. What kind of people are you that think you are so much better than people that are low income/mentally ill? Do you deserve any better than these people in God's eyes?? The people that will be living in the Generations/Gaither's homes will do you no harm. Just say what the real truth is.....your afraid your property value will go down. SO the truth is it's all about money. Do your research the people that live in Gaither homes have not harmed anyone in the neighborhood they live in. So just say the truth and quit blaming it on being afraid of the mentally ill. It's simply about money to you!!!!!
dayton

New York, NY

#20 May 8, 2013
thetruthis wrote:
All you people are doing is juding people. People that are less fortunate than you. What kind of people are you that think you are so much better than people that are low income/mentally ill? Do you deserve any better than these people in God's eyes?? The people that will be living in the Generations/Gaither's homes will do you no harm. Just say what the real truth is.....your afraid your property value will go down. SO the truth is it's all about money. Do your research the people that live in Gaither homes have not harmed anyone in the neighborhood they live in. So just say the truth and quit blaming it on being afraid of the mentally ill. It's simply about money to you!!!!!
No ones afraid, we just don't want our property values less than they already are. We want safe and happy neighborhoods, not ones with potential dangers lurking for our kids. Why don't you and everyone else who's comfortable with these freaks contact gaither and invite them to your neighborhood.

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