Abandoned and Vacant Housing Units: Can They Be Used During Housing Crises?


The lack of housing across the country has undeniably reached crisis proportions. In New York City, for example, the crisis has become so severe that there are virtually no habitable units available for occupancy. The seriousness of the situation is compounded by the fact that no immediate solution of the national crisis is foreseeable. For the present, therefore, the country must attempt to make do with the inadequate housing it now possesses.

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