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Demanding the removal of blight in our community

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Citizens Aligned To Take Back Henderson, NC

Our goal is to create a better environment for education in our public schools, and improve the quality of life in and the image of the City of Henderson by having all abandoned dilapidated buildings, both residential and commercial removed.

Sadly, the 400 plus abandoned dwellings in the City of Henderson house multiple types of criminal behavior. Many of them are on the same street as some of our elementary and middle schools. This is not an environment suitable for learning and is something that needs to be addressed immediately. There are also health concerns associated with these houses. Many have molds and asbestos, both of which can be deadly. Many of these dwellings are able to be entered without force. In neighborhoods with young, adventurous children, is it reasonable to think the children never go inside?

We believe Henderson is at a turning point and we are asking our City Council and County Commissioners to join forces and make thIs issue a top priority, for our future. Removing these structures will make way for growth, something that is vital for us. The City Of Henderson is the heart of Vance County and she needs you, your voice and your support. If our community doesn't stand up and demand that our leaders make these 'life saving' changes, where will Henderson be in ten, fifteen or twenty years?

By signing this petition, you are using your voice and asking your leaders to do the right thing, for all of us.

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