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Build a Safer Community

Myth: As soon as you create affordable housing, it attracts dangerous people. Fact: Often times, people with developmental disabilities or mental health challenges are perceived as dangerous. So too are people who are receiving professional treatment for and are recovering from substance abuse. Society often assumes if you have a criminal background, you don’t deserve [...]

By |2018-01-23T22:11:31-08:00January 31st, 2015|Myths & Facts|0 Comments

Support Tenants

Myth: People who live in affordable housing are lazy and selfish, often taking advantage of public resources with no intention of ever working their way out of poverty. Fact: Many of the people supported through affordable housing are facing challenges (such as a disability or responsibility to care for children or ailing family members) that [...]

By |2015-01-31T00:54:12-08:00January 31st, 2015|Myths & Facts|0 Comments

Create & Manage Homes

Myth: Affordable rental housing lowers property values because renters are generally transient. They don’t take care of their properties and this image reflects badly on the entire neighborhood. Fact: Homes First! maintains all of its properties and does not burden its tenants with this responsibility. Homes First! is a valued member of every area in [...]

By |2018-01-23T22:11:31-08:00January 31st, 2015|Myths & Facts|0 Comments