Naval properties

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I was so saddened to here that a city would destroy a chance to develope =
affordable housing.

In the late 1980"s the governement finished the fianl closing of Qounset =
Point and the Davisville CB Bases, leaving them literaly empty.  There =
were many housing units left empty.  In an effort to rescue the housing =
for folks the following efforts on behalf of citizens happened.

At the Davisville CB Base, the single family homes located in the =
industrial park site were placed up for bid to families. The only thing =
was yopu had to move the house to a different location.  Many families =
purchased quality single family homes for like a dollar and moved them =
onto properties.  There is one such home located down the road from =
where I live. Each time I go by it I smile.  They have fixed it up and =
it looks very nice and cozy.  To think they would have destroyed it!

At the Qounset Point Base, the abandoned Navy Housing was brought by a =
group of individuals who turned it into affordable housing for working =
families.  The housing was purchased by a grant from HUD as a =
cooperative housing project.  The group formed together as ASQAH, ( =
Association to Save Quonset Abandoned Housing), it was a rough road.  At =
one point in time we formed a human fence around the properties to keep =
a developer from knocking them down.  It was one of many times I have =
come face to face with a wrecking ball. He tried to knock them down when =
we later left the property after a judge put a restraining orde on him.  =
The jerk knocked down a corner of each of the building's.  Well, =
purserverence paid off and they formed the cooperative housing.  I lived =
there with my son for three years. It was a great experience, I =
participated in the project.  The rent was extremely affordable at $375 =
a month for a 3 bedroom townhouse and part of the rent was tax =
dedutable, since I technically owned the unit.  I regret leaving the =
housing, but I had my reasons at the time.

So, heh, that's two stories of positive things done with abandoned Navy =
Housing.  It can be done!

Catalina


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I was so saddened to here that a = city would=20 destroy a chance to develope affordable housing.
 
In the late 1980"s the = governement finished=20 the fianl closing of Qounset Point and the Davisville CB Bases, leaving = them=20 literaly empty.  There were many housing units left empty.  In = an=20 effort to rescue the housing for folks the following efforts on behalf = of=20 citizens happened.
 
At the Davisville CB Base, the = single family=20 homes located in the industrial park site were placed up for bid to = families.=20 The only thing was yopu had to move the house to a different = location. =20 Many families purchased quality single family homes for like a dollar = and moved=20 them onto properties.  There is one such home located down the road = from=20 where I live. Each time I go by it I smile.  They have fixed it up = and it=20 looks very nice and cozy.  To think they would have destroyed=20 it!
 
At the Qounset Point Base, the = abandoned Navy=20 Housing was brought by a group of individuals who turned it into = affordable=20 housing for working families.  The housing was purchased by a grant = from=20 HUD as a cooperative housing project.  The group formed together as = ASQAH,=20 ( Association to Save Quonset Abandoned Housing), it was a rough = road.  At=20 one point in time we formed a human fence around the properties to keep = a=20 developer from knocking them down.  It was one of many times I have = come=20 face to face with a wrecking ball. He tried to knock them down when we = later=20 left the property after a judge put a restraining orde on him.  The = jerk=20 knocked down a corner of each of the building's.  Well, = purserverence paid=20 off and they formed the cooperative housing.  I lived there with my = son for=20 three years. It was a great experience, I participated in the = project.  The=20 rent was extremely affordable at $375 a month for a 3 bedroom townhouse = and part=20 of the rent was tax dedutable, since I technically owned the unit.  = I=20 regret leaving the housing, but I had my reasons at the = time.
 
So, heh, that's two stories of = positive things=20 done with abandoned Navy Housing.  It can be done!
 
Catalina
 
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