LET'S STOP GIVING AWAY HOUSES
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
is now in foreclosure? We have always thought that GIVING houses to people who can’t afford to buy them is a bad idea. The TV show tore down the decrepit home of Milton
and Patricia Harper
in Georgia and built them a four bedroom mansion. Not only that, but they gave them enough money to pay the taxes for 25 years. The Harpers used the house for collateral for a $450,000 loan to start a business that failed. Hence the foreclosure. GIVING homes to people who can’t afford them makes no sense! Not only do they lack the resources to maintain a house but they don’t appreciate something they never had to work for. How many of these gift homes are now neglected and run down? (The same goes for the Habitat for Humanity
charity.) The key to a leased apartment might not be as photogenic, but it makes a lot more sense.