Saturday, April 18, 2009

is this a crime?



1 comment:

lirruping said...

Apparently it IS a "crime", since the man using the house was arrested. I suppose pirating electricity (etc) is a pretty straightforward criminal activity, but taking up residence in an abandoned property is more abiguous.
We need to create networks--maybe branches of existing organizations for the homeless could be developed--through which people can find & make use of the increasing numbers of abandoned houses due to foreclosures.
If this process could be legitimized, possibly with the cooperation of local banks, the residents could trade upkeep work on the house and yard for utilities.