- December, 06 2011
Today is the Occupy Our Homes National Day of Action to Stop and Reverse Foreclosures. Actions are taking place in over twenty-five cities around America, as the Occupy movement joins with homeowners and people fighting for a place to live. Our system has been serving Wall Street, big banks, and the one percent. Clearly this has not worked. We are the 99% and we are reclaiming our homes.
Follow this post for updates from around the country today. Go below to see videos from the day of action.
7:36 PM: Occupy San Jose, Occupy Redwood City & ACCE marched with Gloria Takla to Chase bank and were able to delay her home's sale date until February 14. The bank also agreed to meet with her to discuss a loan modification.
7:24 PM: News of victories in California with Occupy Oakland, ACCE Home Defenders League and community supporters: A West Oakland mother of three reclaimed her home earlier in the day. A delegation of a family under foreclosure threat met with Wells Fargo officials, who agreed to postpone the foreclosed home's sale. Disrupted the foreclosure auction at the Oakland county courthouse. More than a dozen homes were prevented from being auctioned.
7:14 PM: A second foreclosed home in Atlanta has been re-occupied.
7:03 PM: Photo from the action at Bobby Hull's house in Minneapolis.
6:56 PM: In San Francisco, two additional homeowners have pledged to refuse to leave their homes. Five city supervisors signed a pledge to protect peoples' homes.
5:26 PM: Members of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign and Occupy the Hood have used volunteer labor and donated materials to rehab a home so that it can house Ms. Shirley Henderson and two other homeless families. PHOTO.
5:19 PM: A small victory from Seattle: After pressure from 30 OUR Washington members and 20 or more phone calls into Aurora Loans, Nikolin & Maria Fushazis were able to talk to the top executive at Aurora loans who committed to engage with them on a possible modification and with Freddie Mac, who owns the loan.
4:49 PM: Report on Twitter says Occupy action in Alameda shut down a foreclosure auction at the court. Picture from the action.
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