Shop­ping for a house squat

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - WORLD -

“You look for one that’s de­cent, al­ready fixed up.” Michele McCray, 58, said from a home­less shel­ter where she stays when it’s too cold to squat in a house with­out heat or other util­i­ties. pool. We would never have thought any­body was up­stairs,’’ said Mathews.

As Detroit car­ries out its plan to tear down tens of thou­sands of homes to com­bat blight and tai­lor the city to fit its pop­u­la­tion, which has dwin­dled to about a third of its 1950s peak, it will have to deal with an un­known num­ber of squat­ters.

About 10 per cent of the houses Adamo goes out to de­mol­ish have squat­ters, or ev­i­dence of squat­ters. The city doesn’t al­low oc­cu­pied prop­er­ties to be de­mol­ished.

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