There has been speculation about a correlation between the number of buildings being warehoused by Eric Galloway and (1) the population loss in Hudson between 2000 and 2010 and (2) the perceived housing shortage and homeless problem in Hudson. Since the issue keeps coming up, Gossips tallied the number of potential housing units that are being warehoused by Galvan Partners and the Galvan Foundation and came up with a total of 55--both single-family houses and apartments in what had been multiple-family dwellings.
According to 2010 census statistics, the average size of a household in Hudson is 2.28 people, so those 55 vacant dwellings represent homes for about 125 people. That number alone doesn't account for the population loss in Hudson, but it is certainly not insignificant. Last April, Debby Mayer, reporting for Columbia Paper, concluded that Eric Galloway at that time owned 2 percent of the taxable property in Hudson. Coincidentally, 125 represents about 2 percent of the current population of Hudson: 6,657.