QUOTE: According to eyewitnesses, two people have been living inside one of the units due to tough economic times.
I've seen this in my own area in recent years and do not find this to be surprising at all. With the real unemployment rate much higher than the "official" statistics, we should expect to see even more of these sorts of creative living arrangements in times to come.
Other evidences of how bad things are getting:
And perhaps the worst of all---tubas?: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/12/12/rash-of-unsolved-tuba-thefts-plagues-southland-high-schools/