A battle is brewing in Franklin County where residents are frowning on the idea of transitional housing moving next door.
"You can't put it behind fences it's not a prison," says Mary Wood who is in favor of the project.
But many who live off of Dent Street don't want a new low income housing project built in their neighborhood. John Morris the executive director of STEP, the nonprofit proposing the housing, says that's because it's being mischaracterized.
"If I wanted to build a duplex and rent it out to high end customers they wouldn't have any problem with that," says Morris.
Morris points out Franklin County needs this development as more families in the area struggle. At the height of the housing crisis he says his agency was averaging 150 calls a week asking for help.
"Right now there's only one shelter in Franklin County and that's primarily for women who've been in domestic violence situations," say Morris.