LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Some Bonita Springs homeowners are fired up telling some families hoping to move in to move on. People who live near Red Blossom Court near East Terry Street and I-75 said more than 2 dozen habitat for humanity homes could bring crime to the area and lower property values.
Come November, construction will begin on this lot to build a subdivision called Red Hibiscus.
"I don't think it's justified to put 26 homes all in one area on a 49 foot lot where your gonna have approximately 125 people" said Gerald Kropp.
Habitat for Humanity bought the property in November 2013. People living nearby are concerned about who will move in, what will happen to their property value, and the congestion it will cause.
"It's not only the low income but we don't have an infrastructure for our own children and we just cant see a standard home of 1 1/2 to 2 children coming into a neighborhood that doesn't already have an infrastructure built in for our own" said Zandra Earl.
WINK News went to another habitat for humanity community about 3 miles away. We're told the houses in the new neighborhood will be the same size. WINK Nws spoke to one habitat homeowner who said people should not judge them. "It's actually a great place just because you build a habitat for humanity around another community it's not going to decrease the value of any home or bring, I guess crime to the area. Its just the people that live in it or how they are associated that's going to make the difference, you can live in a rich community and still have crime."
Habitat tells WINK News they're willing to work with the homeowners association to figure out how to accommodate everyone.