Blighted neighborhoods
In the Know

Terre Haute, IN

#1 May 18, 2012
The most pathetic home can be improved just by cutting the grass, picking up the trash and sticks, and keeping junk off the front porch. Why is that so difficult to do in some of Terre Haute's urban areas? One can usually tell the dwelling occupants' age by the way their home is kept. Seems to me most people who are a bit more mature have at least some pride in what their home looks like. How long does it take to bend down and pick up the trash on the sidewalk or curb? Maybe you didn't put it there, but it is making your house look like a dump. Not all of us can afford a new home in the suburbs, we'd just like our neighborhoods to be free of trash and trashy people.
Witch with a B

Clinton, IN

#2 May 18, 2012
They still haven't mastered cleaning their room at mommy's
Hmmm

Terre Haute, IN

#3 May 18, 2012
Maybe it helps keeps the property tax low
Truth-Hurts

Terre Haute, IN

#4 May 24, 2012
I put a lot of blame on sub-prime lending. When I purchased my home 13 yrs. ago this was a nice, well kept, middle-class neighborhood. Over the years, people who wasn't responsible enough to be homeowners acquired homes that they couldn't afford and later foreclosed on. I have 2 yrs. left on my mortgage and I'm out.
bfife

Indianapolis, IN

#5 May 24, 2012
They are called trash, can you imagine what the filth holes look like inside?
WhiteTrash

Fremont, CA

#6 May 24, 2012
West T would be better off as a landfil as most of the East Side of town started out as one.
White Trash Mom

Terre Haute, IN

#7 May 24, 2012
Forgive my White Trash son, he did not take his medicine today. He is always rude and not very bright to say the least! "White Trash" has nothing else better to do with his time then put town other towns (like his town/city is better).. Instead of adding insults to your neighbors on the West Side, why don't you get off your butt and make a difference in our community and help clean up our town. Instead:}
In the Know

Terre Haute, IN

#8 May 25, 2012
Truth-Hurts wrote:
I put a lot of blame on sub-prime lending. When I purchased my home 13 yrs. ago this was a nice, well kept, middle-class neighborhood. Over the years, people who wasn't responsible enough to be homeowners acquired homes that they couldn't afford and later foreclosed on. I have 2 yrs. left on my mortgage and I'm out.
That is a sickening story. You are trying to be responsible and making a neighborhood nice. What the heck makes people so lazy and dirty. JEEZ---get off your butts and clean up your houses. I wish the city would be more aggressive in pursuing these trashy places and people.
Proof Positive

Terre Haute, IN

#9 May 25, 2012
If it concerns you that much, offer to do it for them or help them...
Witch with a B

Clinton, IN

#10 May 25, 2012
Proof Positive wrote:
If it concerns you that much, offer to do it for them or help them...
Why enable them? If they are homeowners or renters they should be smart enough to keep things neat and clean. If they aren't smart enough they should be living someplace where they have a babysitter.
Really sad

Fremont, CA

#12 May 25, 2012
Its a black cancer that is slowly killing this country. Blacks move in and the whites move out. They call it the white flight. I watched it firsthand where I used to live. First it starts with a couple backs moving into a neighborhood. Not a big deal. I notice a lot of older people moving out. Didnít understand why at the time. Once they moved out about 50% of the houses were bought by blacks. Still not a big deal. Soon we had packs of black kids roaming the streets and causing problems. More whites move out. More blacks move in. Pretty soon we have gang fights, drug dealing on the corners and gang signs spray painted on everything. Now I under stand why the old people left so soon. They went through this before in Cleveland and saw it coming again.

Really sad.
In the Know

Terre Haute, IN

#13 May 25, 2012
Proof Positive wrote:
If it concerns you that much, offer to do it for them or help them...
Are you helping these people? I am for a fact doing what I, as one person can, by picking up trash as I run through the neighborhoods. Ever see me running through your neighborhood with a white trash bag?

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#14 May 25, 2012
The truth is we have a whole generation of young adults who never were taught how or what a real adult gets done. Their homes and cars look like the town dump. Their kids are always dirty and loud.
I see these same people clean out part of the mountain of trash in their back seat and throw it on the ground for someone else to pick up. They spit their chew in the places where other people step in it, they throw their gum on the ground too.
No sense, no brains, no manners.
Witness

Terre Haute, IN

#15 May 25, 2012
Ring tail coot wrote:
The truth is we have a whole generation of young adults who never were taught how or what a real adult gets done. Their homes and cars look like the town dump. Their kids are always dirty and loud.
I see these same people clean out part of the mountain of trash in their back seat and throw it on the ground for someone else to pick up. They spit their chew in the places where other people step in it, they throw their gum on the ground too.
No sense, no brains, no manners.
Welcome to Terre Haute ... A "level above"

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Terre Haute Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Tabled vote 7 min Fed up 13
Iam redman 9 min U know 8
Will Vigo County Council vote to increase Count... 14 min I VANTA GEEB 49
Why is my pee brown? 16 min Yrpp 15
SHERRY & billy 21 min Grandma Ruth 8
It has started dispatch delaying dispatching Em... 28 min Northsider 2
Fireman Derrick Scott 30 min Red. 3
Cops Towing Cars in Low Income Areas 56 min Obama Car Program 52
Kathy Miller look in the mirror 1 hr What ya counting 9
Every fire and policemen have new expensive car... 2 hr Fire Joe 32
Mayor Duke is worried 9 hr Duke defender 53

Terre Haute Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Terre Haute Mortgages