Squatting

Squatting has been a rite of passage for British youth since at least the 1960s, but a new law criminalizing the practice, amid a rise in squatters due to the economic crisis, is "upending the rebellious and politically charged British subculture."
Sep 24, 2012   The Washington Post
With more than 100,000 empty homes within the city of Detroit, squatters are increasingly moving in.
Aug 25, 2011   The Detroit News
More homeless people are squatting in abandoned suburban housing. Eduardo M. Peñalver, co-author of the forthcoming book "Property Outlaws" thinks cities should acquire these properties and allow the former owners to live in them as renters.
Mar 27, 2009   Slate.com