Neighbors Demanded a Wall Around a Habitat for Humanity Development in Florida

Habitat for Humanity agreed to build a wall around 166 new affordable homes as a necessary compromise for approval.
November 7, 2018, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Habitat for Humanity will be building a wall around affordable homes in Collier County [Florida]," reports Alexa Santos.

The way Santos describes it, the project only got approval because the it includes a wall: "The nonprofit has gotten the go-ahead to build 116 new affordable homes in East Naples, as long as a concrete wall separates them from nearby communities."

"The new homes would be completely surrounded by either lakes, preserves, or other land," adds Santos. "But, nearby neighbors wanted more, so Habitat for Humanity agreed to built 8-foot concrete walls around parts of the neighborhood. Those walls would be connected by a chain-link fence."

Nick Kouloheras, the president of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, is quoted in the article saying the costs of the wall will come out of potential projects for other families in need.

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Published on Monday, November 5, 2018 in NBC 2
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