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"A housing liberation movement is brewing in Chicago. The idea is simple: Tens of thousands - possibly hundreds of thousands - of vacant, bank-owned homes are a large part of what is making the poorest neighborhoods of Chicago into semi-forsaken tracts ridden with crime and blight. These houses are so bad that Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that he’d spend $4 million just to tear some down. Meanwhile, there are more than 20,000 homeless adults and tens of thousands of additional homeless youth in the city fighting through life as capitalism’s refugees.... The only definition of these so-called assets that makes sense is their immediate capacity to serve as homes for families."
Seems like a good match: empty bank-owned houses and people with no place to live