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Habitat Home Condemned
The Scranton Times ^ | 3/8/2005 | Brian Clark

Posted on 03/12/2005 3:45:22 PM PST by Mold Victims

A former Habitat for Humanity family that came under scrutiny two years ago when the city condemned their home has been forced out again.

City inspectors condemned the home of Charles and Barbara Smith, 2517 N. Main Ave., on Friday because the double-block home didn't have heat.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith and most of their 18 children moved into the home in 2000 after Habitat for Humanity of Lackawanna County helped renovate the building.

The family lost that home in July 2003 when it was condemned.

Habitat and the family worked on the house, and the Smiths returned six months later. Mr. Smith promised at the time that it wouldn't happen again.

(Excerpt) Read more at zwire.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: govwatch; habitat; libertarians; rabbitfamily; scranton
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To: LongElegantLegs
Darn it, if only I had known that we could get an almost free house just for being poor!! :')

You silly woman! :-) Don't tell me you've been working all these years to have something of your own. Jimmeh Catah will come out and construct you a new residence his ownself. Sometimes you just got to play the system to get all the free stuff. They should make a handbook, like that illegal alien handbook they just came out with.

41 posted on 03/12/2005 4:22:49 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Will work for cool tag line.)
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To: PAR35

It says in the article that the house is no longer a Habitat house.


42 posted on 03/12/2005 4:23:13 PM PST by petitfour
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To: hleewilder

LOL


43 posted on 03/12/2005 4:23:37 PM PST by kingattax ( "Evil triumphs when good men do nothing." -Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Mold Victims

Its Bush's fault; No wait, Jimmy Carter.


44 posted on 03/12/2005 4:25:59 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: dandelion

They probably ARE shutting down a crack house.


45 posted on 03/12/2005 4:28:18 PM PST by Slump Tester (John Kerry - When even your best still isn't good enough)
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To: Slump Tester

IF so, fine by me. But how many times do city code enforcers actually hit places where they need to? In Dallas, we've had real problems with this; they'll fine some old couple for having a carport that's been there for fifty years, while ignoring the abandoned drug den next door...


46 posted on 03/12/2005 4:31:00 PM PST by dandelion
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To: petitfour
It says in the article that the house is no longer a Habitat house.

So it does - but only if you click on the link. Thanks.

"The family completed their obligations to the organization with their final payment last summer, said Robert "Ozzie" Quinn, then-executive director of the local chapter."

47 posted on 03/12/2005 4:53:06 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Born Conservative
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48 posted on 03/12/2005 4:57:20 PM PST by b4its2late (Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
300 btu/phr sitting sedentary
600 btu/phr moving about, walking, chores etc.
900 btu/phr active. dancing, exercising and in this case apparently, Sex.

These are the standard no.s we used for heat gains while calculating air conditioning needs, when I was a draftsman. Might be some changes , but I think they are still fairly accurate guidelines.
49 posted on 03/12/2005 5:13:27 PM PST by rock58seg (The real enemy of good is perfect.)
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To: b4its2late; Mold Victims
The infamous Rabbit Family?
50 posted on 03/12/2005 6:16:21 PM PST by Born Conservative ("Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work" - Winston Churchill)
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To: b4its2late; Mold Victims
And the original thread I posted.
51 posted on 03/12/2005 6:18:23 PM PST by Born Conservative ("Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Mold Victims

In Chicago they tore down the projects and relocated the people into town homes..minimal rent,sometimes only 50 a mo.now the same people are destroying the townhouses.


52 posted on 03/12/2005 6:22:37 PM PST by Reconray
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To: Born Conservative

18 friggin kids ?!?!? Dang ....they don't need a house they need a TV !


53 posted on 03/12/2005 6:25:26 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: nmh

He's an old man.


54 posted on 03/12/2005 6:25:56 PM PST by texasflower ("America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one." President George W. Bush 01/20/05)
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To: nmh

I think the poster was talking about Carter being eighty years old.

Not the guy the article was about.


55 posted on 03/12/2005 6:27:35 PM PST by texasflower ("America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one." President George W. Bush 01/20/05)
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To: Still Thinking
What the hell business is it of the governmen'at if they want to have heat in their house or not?

You must be new to this country. ;-)

We are the home of the "brave so long as the government controls everything and keeps us safe" and the land of the "free to do whatever the government thinks we should do."

The country you are probably thinking of when you asked your question went the way of the Cherokee years ago.
56 posted on 03/12/2005 7:39:44 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: PistolPaknMama
Hey, you're absolutely right! I bet if Mr. Legs quit his job, why, he'd NEVER have to work AGAIN! :'D
57 posted on 03/13/2005 7:45:14 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (I considered getting highlights; but my smugness is easier to maintain.)
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To: Still Thinking

"What the hell business is it of the governmen'at if they want to have heat in their house or not?"

Might read the whole article if you haven't already.


58 posted on 03/13/2005 12:27:35 PM PST by Smartaleck
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