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This housing mess is the biggest fraud in the history of the United States and something tells me that it is not over yet, i.e., before Obama stepped a foot into the White House.
I remember getting a call from a family member back in 2000 who NEVER worked a day in her life. She informed me that a real estate agent contacted her and asked her if she wanted to own her own home. She said yes and the real estate agent said, all you have to do is give me your social security number and it is a done deal.
This woman was calling me to ask me my opinion but did not like the answer when I began to inquire as to how she proposes to pay for the home and to maintain it.
After several heated discussions (why ask if you are not going to like the reply), she decided against purchasing the home.
Then there is another distant family member who purchased a home under the same fraud. This woman worked but her income was limited.
For three or four years running, every time I called this woman, she was on the telephone re-working her mortgage with the bank.
How these people scammed the system, I do not know because it never occurred to me to be so dishonest but by re-working her loan, somehow she ended up with a new car, a new this, a new that and a trainload of debt.
Who the hell convinced these people that owning a house was a civil right or some crap? If one cannot afford it, then be mature enough to do without.
Not to mention, now the government wants to buy these homes and rent them out to the former owners.
What this says to me is that these people who thought they were gaming the system have in their willingness to be a party to this fraud (or not), if Obama has his way set themselves up to become permanently enslaved to the government.
Therefore, I ask, who swindled whom here and has it occurred to anyone that the end game being laid out by the Obama administration may have been the plan all along?
Evil I know, but so Progressive.
East New York, Fascism, Foreclosure, Homeless, Housing Foreclosures, Indoctrination, Latino Community, Manipulation, Marxism, New York, Obama doctrine, Obama's Civilian Service, Obama's lap dogs, Obama's legacy, Occupy Wall Street, OWS, Power Grab, Progressives, Serfdom, Servitude, Slavery, socialism, Spreading the Wealth
This is clearly a WTF moment, even for NYC.
“Yesterday, with the help of housing activists and Occupy Wall Street protesters, a homeless New York family with two children took possession of a Bank of America-owned property at 702 Vermont Street in East New York. According to community residents, the home, which had been foreclosed upon and remained vacant for over three years, was maintained by a neighbor and served as a place for other homeless New Yorkers to seek shelter from the elements. A march through the community intending to shine a spotlight on the staggering foreclosure rates in East New York—nearly five times the statewide average—culminated on Vermont Street with housewarming party held in honor of the family.
Alfredo Carrasquillo, 27, Tasha Glasgow, 30, and their children—Tanisha, 9, and Alfredo, Jr., 5—have been relying on the generosity of family and friends for several years, unable to find permanent affordable housing. Denied by the failed Advantage housing program, Carrasquillo, who is employed as a Community Organizer by Vocal NY, finally agreed to take an unorthodox approach for the sake of his family. “The goal is to get this house up and running, to claim it as our own,” he said. ‘I’m moving in tonight, but my family won’t until I find it a suitable place for children to live,” he went on. “I think people forget that New York isn’t just Manhattan. There are thousands of families just like mine who are struggling to get by in New York….’”
Clearly, the author of the above article is a socialist. No matter though. They can spin it anyway they like but squatting is still trespassing and BOTH are illegal.
Shame on the OWS movement for using the clueless, homeless and poverty stricken in this manner but it comes as no surprise. After all, Progressives have used Blacks, Latinos, the poor and the disabled as useful idiots to further their agenda for decades without all of the above never once gaining ground.
Shame on those who covets that, which belongs to others.
Shame on those who feel that they are within their rights to move onto an empty property owned by someone else without threat of eviction and/or being criminal penalization.
Squatting has never ended well for anyone in the past (especially with Michael Bloomberg at the helm) and it will not end well this time around either. The only question is, how long will it be before the City Marshall pops up to evict these squatters and how many millions of taxpayer dollars will be wasted in the process?
It goes without saying, SHAME on ALL of the PARTIES involved for setting innocent children up for the huge fall that is sure to come and for teaching the young that it is perfectly acceptable to covet, pilfer and commandeer from others without taking the cost of such decisions into account.
Not to sound like a racist, but anyone passing through Vermont Street yesterday took one look at these freeloaders and knew darned well that they did not belong there. I wonder if they got out before dark. Oh well…..
In an earlier article from the GOTHAMIST this week:
“Though Occupy Wall Street has spent much of their time amidst the canyons of the Financial District’s “heroes,’ tomorrow’s efforts are focused in East New York, as part of a nationwide day of action to call
Regardless of who you believe is culpable for the housing crisis (hint: maybe those responsible for predatory lending, robo-signing, profiting off toxic mortgages, the list goes on) empty homes are a serious problem for communities across the country. In Jamaica, Queens, vacant and foreclosed properties are, in the words of the commanding officer of the 113th Precinct, ‘a magnet for criminal activity.’
Elsewhere, squatters have taken over entire neighborhoods in Florida, and the sheer number of foreclosed homes making their way through the court system have given affected families more time. The federal government has looked into allowing homeowners to rent their foreclosed homes, but no plan has been finalized.…”
“…vacant and foreclosed properties … ‘a magnet for criminal activity.’”
Yep, that sounds about right. OWS thugs will be right at home.
Reality check: The truth behind these Communists entitlement minded thugs commandeering property in communities such as East New York; one of the poorest neighborhoods in NYC has practically nothing to do with providing homes for the homeless or the fact that the homes are foreclosed.
It has everything to do with deceiving and manipulating the Black and Latino communities into becoming willing puppets aka useful idiots to an oppressive agenda.
Said agenda will not deliver nothing but main and more suffering to all. Instead, it will guarantee the further enslavement and destruction of the illiterate and poverty-stricken and the community in which they reside courtesy of their so-called community organizers and leaders who have earned their pot of gold by selling the communities they claim to represent down the road to serfdom.
Marxists are desperate to (i) find places to squat for the winter out of the cold while fine-tuning their 2012 agenda of chaos and class warfare and (ii) to bring the Black community into the fold. So they set up shop under false pretenses in East New York with an agenda is to mislead Blacks and Latinos (or so they hope) into believing that OWS is their friends.
As the saying goes, “and this too shall fail.” The people living in East New York are poor not blind and definitely not stupid.
It is, however, safe to say that the odds are that the many of the properties in East New York in which they plan to squat for the winter has more than likely been rendered unlivable.
Many may have already been condemned if for no other reason than the fact that thieves, former homeowners and tenants have already gutted the empty homes.
It is clear that before moving into just any building in East New York that the occupiers invaders squatters trespassers did their homework. They did not choose just any building in which to squat invade occupy trespass.
On the other hand, the invaders can re up on their drugs.
Just keeping it real here.
Finally, out of curiosity, I perused the internet for information on squatters’ rights. Clearly, the left all but perfected the commandeering of private property, in this instance, NYC.
2. Finding a Building and Investigating It (excerpt)
“…It’s worth knowing whether a building is still privately owned or has been taken over by the city government. If the owner of a building shows up and wants you out, it is easier for him to get you evicted than it is for the city to get you out of one of their buildings.
Also, if it ever gets to the point that you want to hold on to the building you have squatted and stay there over a long term, it is possible to do so with city-owned buildings, but practically impossible with privately-owned buildings…
… Have a look at the exterior walls of the building you’re researching. You may have to wait until you’ve gotten inside before you can get to the back of the building, but what you need to look at is the same. Are there major holes in the masonry? If they can’t be filled or covered, they might be significant structural defects. Are there signs of bulging or sagging? Are there wide gaps where the mortar joints should be? If the answer is ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, find another building to squat.…”
The booklet goes on to give the squatter trespasser the who, what, where and why of being a successful and happy-go-lucky squatter.
Clearly, it takes a lot of energy to manipulate, wheel, deal and steal.
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“Imagine going to a house or condo you own and finding a stranger living there who claims the property no longer belongs to you.
It’s happening across Florida and other parts of the country through what authorities say is abuse of a centuries-old concept known as adverse possession.
Dating back to Renaissance England, adverse possession allowed people to take over abandoned cottages and farmland, provided they were willing to live there and pay the taxes. These days, officials say, the legal doctrine is being misused by squatters, trespassers and swindlers to claim ownership of vacant or foreclosed homes.
In Broward and Palm Beach counties alone, adverse possession claims have been filed on some 200 homes in recent months. Three of the four people behind the claims have been arrested, and police are investigating the fourth man, who along with his father, a convicted mobster, tried to take over properties in Hollywood.
‘We look at this as another con job, another get-rich-quick scheme,’ said Don TenBrook, a Broward state prosecutor of economic crimes. ‘You’re starting to see them pop up all over the place. It’s been spawned by the real estate crisis.’
A bill in the Legislature this spring would have helped cut back on the abuses and better protect Florida property owners, but it failed to pass — the result of political retribution, state Rep. Ron Schultz, one of the sponsors, told the Sun Sentinel.
‘We tried to nip this in the bud, but that didn’t quite work,’ said the Republican from Homosassa. ‘This is becoming a fairly wide scam in Florida.’
Antonio Vurro owned an empty rental home in Sunrise that he was trying to sell when he discovered in February that someone had moved in, changed the locks and was trying to open a utility account.
‘There were boxes all over the place and a mattress in each room,’ Vurro said in a recent interview. ‘This is not right. It’s my house.’
The occupant, Fitzroy Ellis, told Vurro he was entitled to take over the home because it was abandoned. Police disagreed, and Ellis, 64, is now in the Broward County Jail charged with six counts of grand theft.
Ellis tried to claim a total of 48 properties in Broward, including a $1 million house in Coral Springs, through a company he formed called Helping Hands Properties Inc., county official records show. He told a Plantation police detective he planned to rent out the houses and condos and could offer tenants a good price ‘since he didn’t have to pay anything for the homes,’ according to a police report.
Ellis, who is representing himself, wrote in court documents that the allegations against him are ‘false and an abuse of power….”
Adding insult to injury is the Florida’s state legislature who are empowering larcenous thugs through inaction, games and politics.
“The judiciary committee of the Florida Senate warned of the potential abuses of adverse possession last fall. Rep. Schultz, a former property appraiser, introduced legislation to stop them, including requiring all property owners to be notified when a claim is made and preventing non-owners from paying a tax bill until it becomes delinquent.
The bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Paula Dockery, cleared the Senate unanimously but died in the House the last day of the legislative session, April 30.
Schultz said a House leader told him the sponsors were the problem. Dockery, a Republican from Lakeland, was running for governor, but the preferred candidate of the House leadership was Attorney General Bill McCollum, Schultz said.
And Schultz said he angered leaders by voting against their priorities, including bills tying teacher pay to student test scores and requiring pregnant women to get an ultrasound before an abortion.
‘When you are the lone ‘no’ vote among Republicans, you can expect to be noticed, and your bills have a certain aroma,’ Schultz said. ‘I was quite disappointed. It was a general purpose, anti-fraud bill and it didn’t get a hearing.”
As they marched, they chanted “Whose city? Our city.” Talk about a sense of entitlement.
In case some have forgotten, a property owner cannot be forced into donating his property to the homeless, not by forceful entry, use of illegal tactics or otherwise.
Unfortunately, because of those in power, organizations such as Homes Not Jails now feel emboldened and a sense of entitlement that they interpret as the right to ride rough shod over the rest of us.
It is shameful that this group feels that they have the right to invade someone’s private property as they did this past weekend in San Francisco. Even more shameful is the fact that law enforcement just stood by allowing it to happen.
Regardless of whether the property is vacant or not, it is up to the property owner to do what he or she wants with their property. No one else can dictate that, no one else should. Furthermore, property owners should not have to explain their rationing for doing that which he/she is legally entitled. This is the United States of America and homeowners, contrary to the belief of others, have rights too.
“A group of homeless people and housing activists took over a privately owned Mission District duplex on Sunday in what served as the climax of a protest designed to promote use of San Francisco’s vacant buildings as shelters for the needy.
But the owner of the property – who was targeted over his eviction of a tenant – said the demonstration was nothing more than breaking and entering.
‘It’s not actually vacant. I use it for my own personal uses,’ Ara Tehlirian of Daly City said in an interview, adding that he was in contact with the San Francisco Police Department. ‘I know nothing other than my property was apparently broken into.’
The takeover epitomized the tensions between property owners and tenant activists that have flared for decades in the city, and sometimes tip into outright hostilities near the peaks and troughs of the market cycle.
This time, more than fifty people marched in the rain through the Mission District, hoisting picket signs that read ‘House keys not handcuffs’ and chanting ‘Whose city? Our city.’ The action was organized by Homes Not Jails, a 20-year-old group affiliated with the San Francisco Tenants Union.
By the time the tail of the procession reached the duplex on the 500 block of San Jose Street, at least eight people were inside, holding banners from second-story windows. It wasn’t clear how they gained entry, and Ted Gullicksen, leader of the tenant organization, declined to provide details.
More than a dozen police officers were on hand, most standing on the sidewalk on the other side of the street. Asked earlier whether they would take action if protesters occupied the property, officers declined to comment. One said, ‘We’ll see….”