Tag: squatters

Like everything else there are many sides to squatting

Working title: Do squatters help or hurt challenged neighborhoods?, Pt. 3 My friends laid out for me the reasons why they believed squatters have the right idea after my question in the previous post: They talked of the critical shortage of affordable housing in Chicago (in livable condition). They talked of the overabundance of properties... Read more »

Give that squatter a prize!

Give that squatter a prize!
Working title: Do squatters help or hurt challenged neighborhoods?, Pt. 2 So, like I was saying in my last post, I thought I would just tell my hangout buddies about another friend who decided to become a squatter, we would laugh about it, then we would go on to talk about something else.  What actually... Read more »

Do squatters help or hurt challenged neighborhoods?

Once I was hanging out with a group of friends and I told what I considered to be a “would-you-believe?”–type story about a guy I know closely and personally.  He saw a vacant/foreclosed house in a nearby suburb, committed an unauthorized entry, and started to fix it with the intention of moving his family in. ... Read more »
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