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Curious

Matthews, NC

#1 Feb 26, 2010
Does anyone besides me wonder why the only houses built in Marshville the last couple of years have been Habitat houses? How do you feel about the influx of Habitat houses in Marshville?

Since: Sep 08

Marshville

#2 Feb 26, 2010
Explain to me,exactly what IS a habitat house? I hear about em,I've hauled building materials to their warehouses,but I don't understand what they are. Is it a free house for a minority or what? Do they have to pay for it,is it a lot cheaper? I would like to know cause I have often wondered about that.And where are these new habitat houses located? I haven't seen any new houses cept the ones built near me a few years ago. They aren't habitat houses.

As far as Marshville goes,I honestly don't think Marshville will be around too many more years. I think it will just be consumed by,I don't know,Monroe maybe..Nobody in our Government,(Marshville Government) is doing anything to keep the town alive.

I don't know...Just my honest opinion..Thanks..

...Joey
Norma

Charlotte, NC

#3 Feb 26, 2010
Interesting

Albemarle, NC

#4 Feb 26, 2010
Joey, your question got my curiosity up because I didn't know either. This info is from the Union Co. Habitat for Humanity website. Interesting. It's not a free house. About Marshville homes, can't help with that one. Surely a resident will know and add to this. Glad you asked.

Family Selection Criteria

1. Need for adequate shelter:
The family's current shelter has problems with the structure, roof, floor, heating system, water supply, electricity, bathroom or kitchen.
The family's current shelter has an inadequate number of bedrooms as determined by the number of family members, ages and sex of household members.
The family's current neighborhood is unsafe or unsanitary.

2. Ability to pay for a Habitat House:

The family must have a minimum household gross income of $20,000 to $40,000 annually. Some exceptions may apply.
A family selected for a Habitat Home must pay a cash down payment of $1,200. The full amount must be paid at least a month before taking occupancy of their home.
The family must provide a credit report.(A form will be provided for this at the time of application.)

3. Willingness to Partner with Habitat:

An applicant must be willing to enter into a partnership with Habitat by:

Completing between 350 - 500 hours of sweat equity on their house and other Habitat projects.
Participating in Habitat's nurture program which may include financial counseling, household management education, Homeowners Association meetings and other Habitat activities.
Interesting

Albemarle, NC

#5 Feb 26, 2010
What's not included in that info is the fact that the mortgage is interest free (from the main Habitat website).
Friend of J E Thomas

Sanford, NC

#6 Feb 26, 2010
As many of you know, Mr J.E. Thomas of New Salem NC is a world renowned expert on constructing low income housing in blighted neighborhoods for fun and profit. While some entrepreneurs would turn their nose up at high density ghetto style housing Mr Thomas willingly puts his money where his mouth is so to speak. He has constructed hundreds of substandard shacks and has made a handsome profit renting to Government subsidized slackers. His one bedroom New Salem Special features a walk in closet which you can also use as a back door.
Sunshine

Chesterfield, SC

#7 Feb 26, 2010
Curious wrote:
Does anyone besides me wonder why the only houses built in Marshville the last couple of years have been Habitat houses? How do you feel about the influx of Habitat houses in Marshville?
One word....Repression.
Voter

Charlotte, NC

#8 Feb 27, 2010
I don't think a huge cluster of Habitat houses in one area in Marshville will be a good thing.

A house here and there, that is a different story, but a total of 18, because three are already there? Not too good.

Of course that is politically incorrect for me to feel that way, isn't it?
Norma

Charlotte, NC

#9 Mar 2, 2010
Meeting, Thursday night, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m. Item 5 on the Agenda, Public Comments.

If you are interested, please attend.
outsider looking in

Charlotte, NC

#10 Mar 2, 2010
Marshville has lots of eligible applicants for Habit...I mean Habitat housing!
Consado

Charlotte, NC

#11 Mar 3, 2010
More habitat houses only mean we are headed in the direction to be called a real slum city. Do we want another housing project here. C'mon people, wake up, we already have the poorest of the poor, and now they want to bring in more. Can you picture 15 more families of kids with their drawers showing walking down E. Union St., More clients for the gambling hall spending their kids food stamp money, more trash in the street, junk cars on the lawns, c'mon people, wake up. The only good that will come from this is that the corner store will sell more blunts and beer. Norma, I am counting on you to put a stop to this..

Since: Sep 08

Marshville

#12 Mar 3, 2010
It's already a slum town. I hate to say that. What does our elected officials care about?

I understand when a person commits a crime and they learn from their mistakes,but...When somebody robs somebody else doesn't that mean that the person doing the robbing is only thinking about themselves? They only want to enrichen their own self.

So therefor even if a person robs somebody,does the time for the crime,wants to make something of themselves and goes so far as to get a pardon from the Governor,because you can't do too much with a felony on your record. Don't you think that person would STILL HAVE selfishness in their heart?

You have to remember,you are only as good as your leader.

Marshville will one day be nomore...I hate to say that but I truly believe that.

When you watch someone drag crackheads to the polls to vote and they have no idea whatsoever what they are voting for,this is what you get.

And that is absolutely the most selfish thing I've ever seen.

As far as our town goes,I don't know.If we could get somebody in there that actually give a dam about our town and not just trying to better their own agenda maybe we could have a nice town.

That is the reason they want the habitat houses here. They don't want em in Charlotte or Matthews or any of those towns.Lets build em in Marshville,the Mayor there ain't gonna stop us,hell he's an ex-con,what does he care.Marshville aint got the money to fight us if they wanted to.

Well...I'm sorry,(not really) but that's the way I see it. I hope Y'all have a nice day......

.....Joey
Norma

Charlotte, NC

#13 Mar 3, 2010
Joey, I wish I knew who you are.

Well, here goes. On July 4, 1987, I came home to visit my father. That was the last time I saw him. We were over at the lake house though, not in Marshville. At that time my daddy told me that Marshville was fast becoming the a$$hole of Union County.

He died on July 17. I moved back here September 1987.

I am glad he is not here to see what has happened in the last 22 1/2 years. He really loved Marshville, and so did my granddaddy who had the Esso station in town.

So I guess I come by wanting the best for Marshville honestly. It is in my blood. I hope the citizens come to this meeting, and the other meetings. I hope the entire council comes to the meeting tomorrow night. We need input.

Since: Sep 08

Marshville

#14 Mar 5, 2010
My daddy worked at the Esso station in monroe before he went into the military in 55 or 58.

My people come from a towship called Jackson I believe it is. Kinda south of Monroe. Our family goes back into the 1800's in Union County.

My mothers side are from Anson County. Grandaddy Garris used to preach at the Forrestville Church in Lilesville.The cemetary behind that church has sidewalks and an American flag.Grandaddy Garris built all that.I think he even preached at the old church before it burnt down.

My daddy's people are buried in the old monroe cemetary.

Yep....We have been here for a long time too.

Howie is my daddy's surname and Garris is my mom's surname.

Be good Norma...We'll meet up one day.

......Joey
Wondering

Charlotte, NC

#15 Mar 5, 2010
Habitatville, NC

Since: Sep 08

Marshville

#16 Mar 5, 2010
Wondering wrote:
Habitatville, NC
Be nice dammit....
JBL

Albemarle, NC

#17 Mar 6, 2010
Does anyone know Sam or Carolyn Daniels in Marshville?
Norma

Charlotte, NC

#18 Apr 4, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 7:00 p.m., Marshville Town Hall
MRSWG3

Lexington, SC

#19 Apr 4, 2010
Is this neighborhood going to be built on the empty lots behind the two houses already done? Im not sure 15 houses will fit in that area. Norma can you specify where the homes will be built.
rusty

Charlotte, NC

#20 Apr 4, 2010
mrswg3 yes the 15 houses are expected to be built behind the 2 existing habitat houses. there will be 2 culdesacs built. it will fit. we are trying to decide if its a good idea or not. because right now it is zoned to allow it.

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