Although city officials haven't made a decision on what will be placed on the Carver High School property, the possible impact of Habitat for Humanity homes on the site still has city leaders and community activists’ at odds.
While most commissioners favor placing 16 new habitat homes on the Lake Street property, community activists are questioning whether the houses will decrease the property value of nearby homes.
City Commissioner James Reading says county statistics show that habitat homes actually increase surrounding property values.
But, activist Ed Vaughn says the findings are incorrect.
Reading declined to talk to us on camera, and would only say it's "a hot political issue."
The commission is expected to reach a decision next Tuesday.
If approved, it will be the first sub-division habitat has built nationwide.
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Source: http://www.habitat.org/ (The Habitat for Humanity International Web site)
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