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1 EiMitch  Sun, Feb 19, 2012 2:04:11pm

Good. I think more poor people than even need... Wait, did you say "raise" or "raze"?

Wtf?! Leave the squatters alone. Is the city even bothering to put-up new houses in their place?

**checks link**

It doesn't say, so probably not.

Dammit! There are dictators who wish they could depopulate cites as efficiently as banks have. Papers are less expensive than bullets and quieter too.

I mean, entire blocks deserted? Why?! Who the hell do these banks think will buy them? Not to mention that such rampant dilapidation is killing property values, and scaring away what few potential buyers remain.

Its like the banks are mass-foreclosing just to win a bet. And I wouldn't be surprised if the wager is one dollar.

2 Achilles Tang  Sun, Feb 19, 2012 8:15:32pm

1: I suspect it would be illegal to make "poor" people live in the condition of most of these homes.
2: If they really are bank owned, which I doubt, they should make the banks pay to demolish them.
3: I would rather live next to an empty lot than a vacant falling down house, for all the obvious reasons.

3 EiMitch  Mon, Feb 20, 2012 12:34:53am

re: #2 Red Sea Desjardini Tang

1: It is criminal to make people live in such conditions. But compared to what? Would you rather they lived in crates and cardboard? It was the banks who put so many people in this situation. The banks should've been prosecuted. Instead, the government cut a wrist-slapping deal with them.

2: If foreclosed homes are not bank owned, than the situation is more byzantine than I realized. Again, who the hell is buying?

3: Would you rather live on an empty lot? The system has let alot of people way down. Don't presume to know whats good for them unless you intend to provide it. Until Cleveland and similar cities do provide, I'll stand by my complaints.


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