Tuesday, March 27, 2012

City-funded not for profit urges squatting

From the NY Post:

Picture the Homeless, a Bronx nonprofit that has received at least $240,000 in taxpayer money in the last five years, is giving a crash course on squatting — and city-owned buildings are a prime target.

Two weeks ago, board member Andres Perez held a teach-in on how to wrest “control” of vacant apartments. He called it “homesteading.”

“The best time to enter a building is in the late hours,” he advised a group of about 20, who gathered in front of the half-empty East New York housing complex Arlington Village.

“You make sure you have your proper tools. You remove the chains and padlock, and then you go in.”

He then led them through the next steps — including filling out a change-of-address form at the post office and setting up utilities. After that, “nine out of 10 times the courts will allow you to be able to have control of the property,” he said.


Anonymous said...

I have of courses held in Housing Project where you learn how to keep your welfare benefits and increase the amount you get. Therese classes are held in NYC Housing project community rooms.

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Anonymous said...

Communism sucks.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I find bizarre about this article is that they are squatting in low income areas. why not go to Williamsburg and squat in the half finished buildings there?

What's scarier is an army of homeless Americans giving advanced scabies, lice and bed bugs to everyone else on the subway.

Anonymous said...

Wow, really? they pick Arlington Village? That place is shitty even by East New York standards. It looks more like something out of the eastern bloc.