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Let homeless people live in empty homes

File under: housing, welfare

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From: Dollis S., Green Isle, MN

Mortgage companies have refused to to the work necessary to prevent or delay foreclosure for the next four years. So I also believe a law should be enacted that no livable house can remain without occupants (renters or owners) for more than six months. Non-livable houses have to be made livable within a year, or the property gets forfeited to the local government after two years. Reasonable exceptions can be applied for on a case to case basis. Why should people be homeless when so many houses remain empty?


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