posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 01:29 PM
reply to post by r4winds
Everybody likes this idea ... until the vacant building is near their home that they worked hard to buy. Any vacant houses in your neighborhood?
Imagine 20 or 30 homeless people hearing that they can stay there legally and just moving in. What would homeowners on either side of that house do?
I'll tell you, they'd move if they could find a buyer - and if so they'd sell at a rock bottom price. Then the next houses down would follow suit and
so on. Some houses selling but most being abandoned (see Detroit). Then eventually your home won't be worth anywhere what you paid for it while the
"new neighbors" would have the exact same kind of home for free, keep in mind that you are working 40 hours a week to pay for yours. That's fair.
This idea just will not work anyway, too many "who is going to pay for..." and "what happens when..."
Bottom line is that any vacant buildings opened up need to be safe, need to be regulated and managed which means money. You can't just open the doors
and walk away.
edit on 6/14/2013 by RedParrotHead because: (no reason given)