Disabled War Veteran's House Not Good Enough For This Homeowners Association

Would you want a severely disabled war veteran for a neighbor? It’s hard to say “no” to that. Homes For Our Troops The group builds mortgage-free, accessible homes to severely disabled war veterans. The group was supposed to begin construction today on a specially designed house in Georgia for an Army veteran who suffered severe brain damage in Afghanistan. After months of planning, earlier this week the homeowners’ association reversed its approval, saying that the house must be multiple stories and 700 square feet larger to be part of the neighborhood, or it will affect property values.

The group’s founder said in a statement:

We cannot afford to add 700-square-feet to the house, particularly under our special adaptive plans. And our experience in building over 100 homes dictates that severely injured veterans need a specially adapted single level home.

Contractors and volunteers are standing by, waiting for the HOA to reverse its decision at the last minute. Again.

Veteran Waits On Fate Of New Home As Homeowners Association, Builder Reach Decision [WJBF]
Knob Hill Board of Directors Reverses Approval of Home for Severely Injured Veteran and Family [Homes For Our Troops] (Thanks to everyone who sent this in!)