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Old 07-22-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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We have already been under the wrath of the Habit for Humanity neighborhood. The crime in our neighborhood has increased 10 folds and most of the people committing the crime belong to the HFH houses (I know because police caught 2 of them and police told us that they belong to HFH).

Anyway, Today I noticed that another huge area is dedicated to HFH houses. This one is even bigger than the current HFH region. Is there not anyway to stop HFH houses being built in our peaceful neighborhood? They are ruining everything including the school districts and property values.

Can anyone who has faced similar issues shed some light on my problem?

The new HFH is being build on Champion Forest Drive and Bammel North Houston.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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Do you know what Habitat for Humanity is, and understand what they do? Frankly, it does not sound like it to me.

I suggest you get in touch with Habitat for Humanity in Houston and discuss your concerns with them.

Habitat for Humanity Houston
3750 N. McCarty, Houston, Texas 77029

713.671.9993

info@houstonhabitat.org
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:23 AM
 
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@OpenD,

I am quite familiar with what they do and I really appreciate their services of providing low income families with houses. But unfortunately, HFH residents has provided us nothing but trouble. Our area playground was burnt to ground and one of the kid involved belonged to HFH houses.

Vandals burn northwest Harris County playground | News - Home

Since HFH houses have been occupied we have seen close to 20 break-ins in less than 60 days. I have contacted HFH several number of times and they said they are not responsible for anything. Their job is to occupy the houses with criminals and then leave the peaceful neighborhood at their mercy.

Habitat for Humanity should be called Habitat for Criminals.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:00 AM
 
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When that Habitat Community was being talked about, some of the HOA's very close to it raised concerns due to problems at a similar installation near Tomball. That's why there is a fence.

Habitat used to do infill lots. There were no problems. Now that they are putting in subdivisions, it is a different story.

There is no way to sop them. This is Houston.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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If you buy next to empty land, it's buyer beware.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Wow, it doesn't sound like Habitat's generosity has the intended positive effect on the community.

I would hope if enough people contact them, maybe referring to that news story, maybe they would consider going back to the infill scheme.

If they have more substantial pieces of land already, they could consider selling them to buy infill lots instead, or developing the land with a mixture of habitat and other builder homes.

As far as the situation that has already been created... I don't know what to suggest.

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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@OpenD,

I am quite familiar with what they do and I really appreciate their services of providing low income families with houses. But unfortunately, HFH residents has provided us nothing but trouble. Our area playground was burnt to ground and one of the kid involved belonged to HFH houses.

Vandals burn northwest Harris County playground | News - Home

Since HFH houses have been occupied we have seen close to 20 break-ins in less than 60 days. I have contacted HFH several number of times and they said they are not responsible for anything. Their job is to occupy the houses with criminals and then leave the peaceful neighborhood at their mercy.

Habitat for Humanity should be called Habitat for Criminals.
The article says that police have no suspects. How do you know who was arrested and charged?
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Tomball
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When that Habitat Community was being talked about, some of the HOA's very close to it raised concerns due to problems at a similar installation near Tomball. That's why there is a fence.

Habitat used to do infill lots. There were no problems. Now that they are putting in subdivisions, it is a different story.

There is no way to sop them. This is Houston.
Where is the installation in Tomball located? I googled it, but didn't come up with anything.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Might as well say that KB homes are ruining your peaceful neighborhood. Though I don't understand HFH. Why do they build single family homes if they're just trying to house people. Seems like multi-family or apartment style housing would be more efficient...
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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If you buy next to empty land, it's buyer beware.
Actually, I think is called "Freedom" (to do what you want with your land)
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