'Occupying' Houses--Is this happening in your area?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wavingrl, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. wavingrl
    Offline

    wavingrl Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,445
    Thanks Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ATL
    Ratings:
    +197
    Occupy group takes over foreclosed Pittsburgh house | www.ajc.com

    --The women say they have used up their time in shelters and have no other choice than to live on the street if they don't 'occupy' this house.

    --Unless the bank files a complaint no legal action will be taken.

    --Joe Beasley, of Rainbow/Push--'The concept of a bank saying 'This is our house' is just wrong...' or something to that effect.

    The idea of moving oneself into a vacant house --that seems wrong, too.

    The article concludes with--'They, the women, won't be the only ones going to jail...'

    Not a great deal of comfort--the thought of adding legal problems to the overwhelming problems that motivated such a choice?
     
  2. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    81,937
    Thanks Received:
    8,034
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +29,586
    depends on squatting laws in the area also.
     
  3. martybegan
    Offline

    martybegan Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    29,451
    Thanks Received:
    4,010
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +11,010
    Its called squatting, and it has been done since the first person abandoned thier house but didnt sell thier property.

    The problem is some "enlightened" communities extend renters protection to squatters,thus making it difficult to get them the hell out when the owner eventually decides to reclaim thier property.
     
  4. wavingrl
    Offline

    wavingrl Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,445
    Thanks Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ATL
    Ratings:
    +197
    http://occupyatlanta.org/about/


    'We are the Revolution'--We are the 99%.

    Occupy Atlanta is affiliated with Occupy Wall Street Movement, I learned.

    One goal--To take back Atlanta from corporations.

    I imagine we do have some laws on the books about that.

    This particularly house may be an exception but financial institutions/banks/corporations would generally 'file complaints' if the trend became--'Choose a vacant house and move in.'
     
  5. Katzndogz
    Offline

    Katzndogz Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    65,659
    Thanks Received:
    7,418
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +8,337
    How do you think Detroit got to be Detroit. Abandoned homes, occupied by derelicts, fall into disrepair, usually end up destroyed in a fire.

    It is entirely possible to buy a home in Detroit for a dollar. One dollar. That's how it got that way.
     
  6. wavingrl
    Offline

    wavingrl Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,445
    Thanks Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ATL
    Ratings:
    +197
    This sort of thing could have been going on in Atlanta for quite some time--and I just didn't know about it.

    It sounds like those involved would like to 'take it to the court' --set a precedent or whatever and I believe that wish/desire will be granted.

    Futile, more time and money wasted but that doesn't seem to matter these days.

    Detroit should be a warning to all other cities--save yourselves before it is too late.

    Atlanta has taken steps toward urban revitalization. Many plans have to pause/stop when funds are not available. The area in the article is an area that needs attention badly. What the result of this will be --I don't know. Maybe there is another group that can offer assistance to these women. fingers crossed.
     
  7. Katzndogz
    Offline

    Katzndogz Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    65,659
    Thanks Received:
    7,418
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +8,337
  8. longknife
    Offline

    longknife Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    25,205
    Thanks Received:
    8,347
    Trophy Points:
    900
    Location:
    Sin City
    Ratings:
    +13,579
    It's almost impossible here in Southern Nevada to see a vacant house with a For Sale sign. Realtors have stopped putting them up for 2 reasons -

    thieves come in and steal everything movable

    and

    squatters come in to take them over -

    oh yeah - they also make outstanding grow-houses for marijuana! :eusa_drool:
     
  9. Politico
    Offline

    Politico Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    13,855
    Thanks Received:
    937
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Ratings:
    +1,491
    We shoot people for trespassing where I am.
     
  10. Colin
    Offline

    Colin Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    6,320
    Thanks Received:
    2,659
    Trophy Points:
    168
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +2,660
    You're behind the times. In England the law has been changed and squatting in residential properties has now been made a criminal offence.

     

Share This Page