Wednesday, December 31, 2008

'Group moves people into foreclosed houses'

The Charlotte Observer has an interesting article about a group of activists in Miami called Take Back the Land, who are helping homeless people move into foreclosed homes:

Max Rameau delivers his sales pitch like a pro. “All tile floor!” he says during a recent showing. “And the living room, wow! It has great blinds.”
But in nearly every other respect, he is unlike any real estate agent you've ever met. He is unshaven, drives a beat-up car and wears grungy cut-off sweat pants. He also breaks into the homes he shows. And his clients don't have a dime for a down payment.
Rameau is an activist who has been executing a bailout plan of his own around Miami's empty streets: He is helping homeless people illegally move into foreclosed homes.
Read the whole article here.
(Found through Boing Boing.)


gem said...

I like this article. One of the people who hangs out at the big issue in Sydney called his ex social worker when he was looking for a place. His ex social worker lives in a squat and moved the big issue guy into one aswell. It was really cool.

Christop said...

Good story!