Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Last week, crews took the many chimneys down on this house on S. Johnson Street.

Importantly, the roofs of the dozen or so houses are still on.  By this point in the VA Footprint house moving process, the roofs would all have been removed.

But I've been hearing rumblings that the roofs are indeed still set to come off.  That would be highly unwise.

If the houses are moved with their roofs off, it will show that the city and Builders of Hope failed to learn the lesson from the VA Footprint experience.  Removing roofs, as I've noted repeatedly, is the root cause of the problems with the moved VA houses nearly a year after they moved.

The roofs should not be removed from the houses set to be moved off the UMC Footprint.

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