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Letter: Want to talk? Be civil about it

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I would like to make my position clear in the ongoing debate about the permanent supportive housing project proposed by Churches United for the Homeless and Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. I do not live in close proximity to the site.

I believe homelessness exists in Moorhead.

I believe it negatively impacts the quality of life for all residents of Moorhead.

I believe that Moorhead has a moral obligation to provide for homeless people from Moorhead.

Facts show that at least 75 percent of Moorhead’s homeless population did not grow up in Moorhead. I strongly object to providing care for a homeless population that migrates here to take advantage of the services that I believe should be reserved for those who grew up in Moorhead.

I object to locating the project where it has the potential of violating the tranquility and security of the surrounding established residential neighborhood.

I am appalled by the conduct of Churches United for the Homeless and Clay County Housing and Redevelopment Authority representatives in the manner in which they brought this proposal to the public.

Anyone, pro or con, wishing to discuss this with me in a civil manner may email me at: freemoorhead@yahoo.com

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