Georgia Homeowners Association Nixes Wounded Vets Home Plans
Earlier this year, I told you about "Homes For Our Troops", a non-profit organization that builds homes for wounded veterans. The group has spent the last four months planning a new home in Georgia for a soldier wounded in Afghanistan. On June 2nd the plan was approved, but now the homeowners association has reversed their decision because they fear the 2700 sq ft house would bring down property values, due to its size. A cease-and-desist order was issued as the site was being prepared last week.
The soldier and his family already live in the neighborhood and the homeowners association says they're a "great family". The problem is the house would be smaller than the 5,000 sq ft houses already existing on the street and, according to a representative for the homeowners association, the house just "doesn't fit".
Here's more on the soldier the house is being built for.