After the Poway City Council denied a low-income veterans housing project in November, residents opposed to the project rejected suggestions that they were “anti-veteran.”
They are right. The opposition to the Habitat for Humanity veterans project had nothing to do with veterans.
The opposition stemmed from fear of low-income housing and the people who would live there.
One resident, Linda Laurie, summed it up perfectly at the November meeting where the project was ultimately rejected.