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Charlottesville Organizations Dedicate First Pair of Homes

There are 6 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 5, 2013, titled Charlottesville Organizations Dedicate First Pair of Homes. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The first affordable homes built in a partnership between the Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust and Habitat for Humanity were dedicated to their homeowners Sunday afternoon.

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zap

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Apr 7, 2013
hope the best and that these homes dont end up all the familys and just another crackhouse

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#2 Apr 8, 2013
"Habitat and the Land Trust are also helping these families learn skills for responsible homeownership."

Shouldn't that have been the first step before they gave them a home?
RandomThoughts

Atlanta, GA

#3 Apr 8, 2013
The concept of HFH is a kind one .

I don't agree with "one" single person and a complete house dedicated .

I would prefer they build small multifamily communities , spread the wealth and kindness out . Start smaller , and have them show responsibility and then move up as they help the next family coming along . You don't own the first one , you are the caretaker for like 5 years . Help the next family behind you and you get to move on . Turn the place into a dump like many of the HFH houses and your ass hits the street .

Make it a step building and learning process and stop using up so much land and resources for one family or a single person.

Less is more , reclaimed materials are better and have more character. Could have easily built this lady the same Square footage , energy efficient with a small rental unit in it to pay the utilities and taxes to start and show her how to get some sustainable income .

There are about 5 HFH houses in Staunton built about 15 years ago . Looks like Detroit.

Multi-family and responsibility , spread the love around and out . Think smaller= grow bigger

TL in Cville

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Apr 8, 2013
RandomThoughts wrote:
The concept of HFH is a kind one .
I don't agree with "one" single person and a complete house dedicated .
I would prefer they build small multifamily communities , spread the wealth and kindness out . Start smaller , and have them show responsibility and then move up as they help the next family coming along . You don't own the first one , you are the caretaker for like 5 years . Help the next family behind you and you get to move on . Turn the place into a dump like many of the HFH houses and your **** hits the street .
Make it a step building and learning process and stop using up so much land and resources for one family or a single person.
Less is more , reclaimed materials are better and have more character. Could have easily built this lady the same Square footage , energy efficient with a small rental unit in it to pay the utilities and taxes to start and show her how to get some sustainable income .
There are about 5 HFH houses in Staunton built about 15 years ago . Looks like Detroit.
Multi-family and responsibility , spread the love around and out . Think smaller= grow bigger
Do you support HFH by volunteering or by giving contributions?
RandomThoughts

Atlanta, GA

#5 Apr 8, 2013
TL in Cville wrote:
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Do you support HFH by volunteering or by giving contributions?
I used to . I also used to redirect 10 of thousands worth of new materials and exterior products to HFH, not out of my pocket but I had the choice of who got the products . I helped build two . One in 1999 and one in 2004. Both of those look like Sanford and Sons moved into them today .
zap

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Apr 9, 2013
RandomThoughts wrote:
<quoted text>I used to . I also used to redirect 10 of thousands worth of new materials and exterior products to HFH, not out of my pocket but I had the choice of who got the products . I helped build two . One in 1999 and one in 2004. Both of those look like Sanford and Sons moved into them today .
Thats because crack welfare rules

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