Home > Code Enforcement, Foreclosure > Overcrowding and the foreclosure crisis

Overcrowding and the foreclosure crisis

March 28th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve been wondering for awhile when we’d begin seeing overcrowding issues crop up because of people losing their homes and moving in with relatives and friends.  The Chicago Tribune has a good article at http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-met-overcrowded-housing-0328-20100327,0,476974.story With 3 and 4 families in space meant for 1, we’re bound to see some tragic results. Given the economic situation in this country, are local jurisdictions looking the other way in some cases?

Categories: Code Enforcement, Foreclosure Tags:
  1. Mick @ Villa Park
    March 30th, 2010 at 14:31 | #1

    We have only seen a couple of extra cases so far and all but one has been limited to multi-family housing units. I too have been suprised that there have not been more reported cases of over occupancy.

  2. Kelly Anbach
    April 7th, 2010 at 13:43 | #2

    I think that local Villages and towns would not be suprised with more overcrowding due to foreclosures. I think the question is with all the reduction of staff in local government or in some cases what if your building department and code enforcement departments are replaced by TPI or B& F Technical – or whatever private company – are those companies going to want to involve themselves in such issues? I know the town I live in has always had overcrowding issues and the Village has dealt with it for years but with reduced staff I know they cannot keep up with it. Lots of rooms for rent. The towns with rental inspections at least have a chance to do yearly inspections. I wonder if the neighbors who know of the overcrowding are more compassionate with the economy being bad and just not making the calls? Good Article and thanks for sharing it Linda.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

To fight spam, please answer this math problem before submitting: * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Contact Linda: lpiec@sbcglobal.net | 2021 Midwest Road, Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523 | Phone: (630) 655-8783
Disclaimer

This blog site is published by and reflects the personal views of Linda Pieczynski, in her individual capacity. It does not necessarily represent the views of her law firm or her clients, and is not sponsored or endorsed by them. The purpose of this blog site is to assist in dissemination of information about legal issues relating to building code enforcement, but no representation is made about the accuracy of the information. The information contained in this blog site is provided only as general information for education purposes, and blog topics may or may not be updated subsequent to their initial posting.

By using this blog site you understand that this information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice. This blog site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state. This blog site is not intended to be advertising for legal services and Linda Pieczynski does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this blog site in a state where this blog site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.