Habitat for Humanity: Keeping the poor chained to neighborhoods with no economic opportunity

Habitat for Humanity is looking to grow funds by borrowing a developing-world concept: microloans. The Atlanta-based nonprofit, which builds homes for people in need, is expected to announce Thursday the launch of a microloan program in partnership with the Maryland-based Calvert Foundation. It will allow individuals to invest in — rather than simply donate to — Habitat’s philanthropic mission.

Wonderful. Here’s more on the plan. This program really does a good job keeping people living in economically un-viable areas. Just the ticket for feel good liberals.

How about that money is used to help them MOVE to where there are better economic opportunities? Nahhh, then we’d have no more houses to build on Saturday mornings.

4 comments

  1. griftdrift says:

    You mean places like Gwinnett and Cobb where they’d be welcomed with open arms and have plenty of public transportation to get to work? Makes perfect sense.

  2. AtlConservative says:

    WOW! Whine, whine, whine! I have done Habitat in many areas of the country and they were not economically disadvataged locations. Actually one of the house could have sold for 10x the cost based on location (a year after it was built!).

  3. Atldawg28 says:

    There are Habitat for Humanity affiliates building homes in North Fulton, Cherokee, Forsyth, Gwinnett, and Cobb counties. A family living in Metro Atlanta can apply for a home with any Metro Atlanta affiliate. The Habitat families who live in Atlanta choose to apply in that location. High land prices, exclusionary zoning laws, and misconceptions about Habitat homeowners prevent Habitat affiliates from building in certain areas. If you would like to see mixed income communities with a variety of housing options, then I encourage you to support Habitat’s efforts rather than make inaccurate statements, Rogue109.

  4. boyreporter says:

    Rogue? Inaccurate statements? Quelle surprise! He’s too busy getting coffee for real lawyers to find out anything or develope any sense of right and wrong. Oops. That’s inaccurate. He gets the “wrong” part all the time.

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