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Old 04-23-2013, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Heh that is an amusing scene! Funny also that Gentry Street is nearby.
It's right near one of the most prominent modern art galleries in the city, so I think they arranged the parade. Some of the houses in the alley actually are art projects - like the wooden one which has Chinese characters all over it, which were placed there by a Chinese poet.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I did and here's what happened. They asked me to call them back the next time the house was empty, they didn't want to deal with "someone's home." The domestic battlers left shortly, so I called again. They finally sent someone from the city to enter the house and examine it. That person immediately had the gas and electric shut off. They tried to find and contact the owner to tell them the house had been tagged as a nuisance and repairs were needed. I sold my house a little over a year later, in large part because the house still sat there, empty, utility-less, and probably an attraction for rodents, if not a homeless person. If the city didn't have enough money or manpower to hunt down the owner, where were they going to get the money to demolish the house?
Meanwhile across town a building of afforded by someone else housing for $200,000+ is being built

The highest irony is when they take a building that actually has affordable housing, spending $80,000 per unit to renovate it while removing some of the units to make community space, raise the rents, and then call it "affordable housing." It was pretty effective at getting some of the SSDI mental cases out of the neighborhood. They don't meet the income requirements for afforded by someone else housing.
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