York Habitat for Humanity decides the fight to build a home in York New Salem isn’t worth the effort. The organization had plans to build a handicap accessible home on an open lot in September but a group of homeowners didn’t think it was a good idea. The neighbors were openly worried what the habitat homes would do to their property values. Their concerns proved to be too much to overcome.
Debbie Krout-Althoff, Exec. Dir., Habitat for Humanity, “we don’t want to put a homeowner into an unwelcome situation and in a neighborhood that is not in favor.”
The Hanlin Family would have been the new homeowners but now habitat will begin the process of looking for another location to build or find an existing ranch home they can modify.