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People Of Copperfield Win Victory Over Developer Of Affordable Housing


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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Residents in a northwest Harris County community celebrated a victory in their fight against a proposed low-income housing in their area. They were worried the planned apartments would increase crime and hurt their property values in the Copperfield area, but on Monday, they were able to convince the developer to scrap the project for now.


"People just don't understand that the power of the vote and democracy is the most wonderful thing in this country. If you come out in mass like this, you will get what you want," homeowner DeBra Edwards said.


"We don't believe it's going to be good for the neighborhood," Anthony Cecala, president of the Copperfield Coalition, told us hours before the meeting. "I've personally had experiences with low-income housing moving into neighborhoods, and the crime rate does go up."


"It would be better for them to be closer to the city, where they could get mass transit, where they could get social services -- not out here in the suburbs," Cecala said

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In all fairness, Copperfield kind of sucks. The houses were really cheap, foreclosure rates out there are crazy high, the commute times are horrible, and the demographics are sliding in the wrong direction. It'll look like Sunnyside in thirty years, probably fewer. Apartments like these belong in more stable suburbs, like Cypress or south Katy, if they are to have the intended effect.

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