On the flip side, what’s an empty house good for?
The Oregonian’s Anna Griffin wrote a piece about the dilemma vacant properties pose for neighbors, police, and those squatting in them. Not squatting. But squatting.
What are your experiences with this issue? Are they a nuisance? Better than who lived there before? They bring the riff raff and all their scrap-metal-collecting-bike-stealing ways? Housing in this city is increasingly unaffordable—why not let someone live in them?
Let us know your thoughts and how you’ve dealt with the issue.