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    Why does "Habitat for Humanity" build houses in bad neighborhoods ?
    The houses are cute but who would want to live in the neighborhoods they're built in ?
    a few seconds ago 17 Answers

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    Some say a culture is defined by how it treats it's neediest citizens. Habitat for Humanity is about making a difference to those that need the most help. It's not that they choose "bad" neighborhoods, it's becasue that is where the poorest people live, they are working to break the cycle of poverty & helplesness. If you get the opportunity to volunteer...do it
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    • Because Habitat for Humanity's goal is to build up bad neighborhoods and get some nice homes in those areas. Without first starting to get good, responsible people in a neighborhood; then they are never going to be able to have a chance at taking it back adn getting all the drug dealing scum out. This is a great question by the way.

      by Kaz - 5 hours ago

    • If you build new house on old crack houses and make it a nice neighborhoods then you have built in a nice place.

      by DaFinger - 5 hours ago

    • They are trying to start a new beginning in that neighborhood. Trying to instill something called pride. To clean up a bad neighborhood you have to start somewhere so why not start with "Habitat for Humanity." BTW... Habitat for Humanity is a good thing.

      by no nickname - 5 hours ago

    • They aren't bad neighborhoods, they are low income neighborhoods. The logic is there, if you think it out. What would be the point of building a house for someone in an affluent neighborhood? They can afford to build their own. By building in a low income neighborhood, they not only benifit the new homeowner, but they also add to the quality of the neighborhood. It has the power of incouraging not only people to move there, but to take pride in their own homes. Thus, it has the power to benifit all.

      by jmiller - 5 hours ago

    • low property value on the land its built on

      by BB - 5 hours ago

    • One thing is that neighborhoods constantly change...they go from good to bad, and back to good again. Seems they are improving on bad areas by building there. Land keeps getting scarcer all the time.

      by Leo Lion - 5 hours ago

    • there trying to beautify neighborhoods that are otherwise pretty run down to help get them back to a better community

      by Cheryl - 5 hours ago

    • to bring the neighborhood up besides the land is cheap and most people needing a home are grateful no matter where the location to have a place to call home.

      by miatalise12560 - 5 hours ago

    • I think sometimes people are more comfortable living in a certain neighborhood. And they try to build the houses where people will feel comfortable.

      by makingthisup - 5 hours ago

    • That's interesting. I didn't know that they did that.

      by ? - 5 hours ago

    • Because that's where they're needed.

      by tonalc1 - 5 hours ago

    • Sad to say, but the only affordable land is in bad neighborhoods in most places.

      by Juanita - 5 hours ago

    • no all areas are bad..at leat they give homes to people in need

      by Rock_N_Roll_Chicky - 5 hours ago

    • To make it affordable for people who want to get out of the projects or row houses to live in a home of there own.Some people just want something they can call there own.No matter where it is.Some will buy or in most cases,rent to own,until they can totally move to a different home maybe in a better part of the city or town.

      by Willnotlietoyou - 5 hours ago

    • The people whom these houses are made for have no where else to go. They are grateful for the house no matter what neighborhood it is in. And hopefully the more nice houses that are built there, the better the neighborhood will turn out.

      by autumnfaerie8 - 5 hours ago

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