Seniors support housing proposal - Sentinel & Enterprise

Local senior Amy Leet said high taxes forced her and her husband to move from their home in Lunenburg to a condominium complex several years ago. Read more
Whalom girl

Leominster, MA

#1 Dec 1, 2008
I thought the Tri-Town development was going to be "affordable" housing?? Thats what they said at a few meetings I attended.. Maybe just affordable to "crack heads" not elders. Such a shame! I agree we need more affordable housing for our elders. Lunenburg is becoming unaffordable for alot of people. Taxes are increasing and our home values are going down..........
what

AOL

#2 Dec 1, 2008
Whalom girl wrote:
I thought the Tri-Town development was going to be "affordable" housing?? Thats what they said at a few meetings I attended.. Maybe just affordable to "crack heads" not elders. Such a shame! I agree we need more affordable housing for our elders. Lunenburg is becoming unaffordable for alot of people. Taxes are increasing and our home values are going down..........
So let me understand your position-if a senior wants or needs affordable housing, you are all for it. But if a younger person, either just starting out or working through this poor economy needs or wants affordable housing, they are "crack heads"?
You make no sense-you complain about affordability of your own home ownership yet deride affordable options for others.
By the way, the current temporary decline in the value of your home has little to nothing to do with the cost of operating your town and by extension your tax bill. When your value goes back up as it will with any cycle, I don't imagine you'll be looking to pay more taxes above the levy limit.
jon from lunenburg

Gardner, MA

#3 Dec 1, 2008
nothing wrong with young people starting out needing affordable housing. most of us have been there. i lived in an apt coplex in leominster before i boughty my first house in lunenburg....but it was far from the "affordable" designation. the location of tri town feeds towards the crack heads and welfare abusers, and thats what we dont want. we still haven't heard what the rents are going to be. there is a difference in "affordable" housing occupants when it comes to the rent rate imo. as far as debettencourt goes, i like the guy, but he is looking for "something in return" for the sellng the guy the property, aside from the $100k....the damn building is just sitting....be happy someone wants it.$100k and tax money is better than overgrown weeds and a rundown building. i'm all for the project in the center of town for the seniors. and an added plus, they generally won't put a strain on resources like the "whalom projects" will between police and schools.
Whalom girl

Leominster, MA

#4 Dec 2, 2008
With this TRI-TOWN Ghetto going in just think of the strain on the fire and police departments, not to mention the school system. I am all for helping people who WANT TO HELP THEMSELVES! NOT TO PEOPLE WHO DRAIN THE SYSTEM FOR LIFE!! A ELDERLY HOUSING COMPLEX WOULD BE WELCOMED IN THE WHALOM DISTRICT! We are just afraid for our children,pets and home values over here. The town is just stuffing our "historic" district with more housing, a CVS and a Glam Ghetto. We have had enough Thank You!
Bill

Rockport, MA

#5 Dec 4, 2008
Whalom girl wrote:
With this TRI-TOWN Ghetto going in just think of the strain on the fire and police departments, not to mention the school system. I am all for helping people who WANT TO HELP THEMSELVES! NOT TO PEOPLE WHO DRAIN THE SYSTEM FOR LIFE!! A ELDERLY HOUSING COMPLEX WOULD BE WELCOMED IN THE WHALOM DISTRICT! We are just afraid for our children,pets and home values over here. The town is just stuffing our "historic" district with more housing, a CVS and a Glam Ghetto. We have had enough Thank You!
I believe that the mobile home that you live in qualifies as affordable housing.
jon from lunenburg

Gardner, MA

#6 Dec 5, 2008
Bill wrote:
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I believe that the mobile home that you live in qualifies as affordable housing.
i'm sure that statement is substantiated(sp?), and you verified whalom girl's place of residence. if not, why bother posting?
Just me

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#7 Dec 5, 2008
I'm all for housing for the elderly and physically disabled, and I would welcome it in my neighborhood. Housing for the welfare recepiants(sp?) and lowlifes should be a no go. Why make it easier for them to live off of the system, if there is no housing for them maybe they will get off of their behinds and bring in their own paycheck to afford their own place to live.

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