From a German web-site reporting international news:
In some U.S. cities, there are more vacant houses because of foreclosure than there are homeless people. Some homeless people are taking advantage by becoming squatters in the homes vacated by victims of the housing bubble.
In many of the homes, the utilities have been left on, making them far more attractive than homeless people's current living conditions. Even when the utilities are off, homeless advocates say that the homeless may still find the houses tempting.
That can lead to dangers such as fires from lit candles, or run-ins with drug dealers, copper thieves, prostitutes or police officers. In Cleveland, there are about 4,000 homeless people and 15,000 foreclosed homes on any given night.
No real argument from me…just an interesting insight.