is it legal to intentionally be homeless and live in a van?
So you don't need to pay property tax. A gym membership gives you access to shower. Get a PO Box to receive mail.
Ill just eat at restaurants everyday. Assume money is not a problem.
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
Not having a permanent residence is usually not illegal. Living in a vehicle usually is.
- Badge 203Lv 51 month ago
Sure it is. Until you start trespassing, pan handling and stealing gas and food
- CarlosLv 41 month ago
Yes it's legal to be homeless but as long you stay off people's private property and do not break local laws is fine .
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- SlickterpLv 71 month ago
100% legal, people do it all the time.
- DanLv 61 month ago
Where I live, property tax is lower than inflation. So you still come out ahead and you have a roof over your head.
- oldprofLv 71 month ago
No it's not illegal. What usually becomes illegal is where and how you live as a homeless person. Your van for example...where do you intend to park it? There are laws and regulations that prohibit overnight parking for extended periods in many cities.
And what about hookups for electricity, water, sewage, and gas? You need approved hookups or they'll be illegal as well. Speaking of these; where and how do you intend to cook food. Or will everything be raw. If so, how would you preserve the raw stuff, they are prone to spoilage. You can't run a fridge off the van battery.What's a gym membership cost? Will that be your bathroom for your daily physical needs? How about the PO Box; what's that cost? BTW there are some things that will not deliver to PO Boxes. You need an actual street address for those.
Bottom line...you can legally live without a home, but it's a problematic lifestyle and a van is not an easy solution.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 71 month ago
It is legal, but there are technicalities that you need to deal with that may come up.
- 1 month ago
obviously that would depend on your local governing authority.
- MarkLv 71 month ago
Yes, as long as it's down by the river!