Tuesday, 6 December 2011

National Day of Action to Stop and Reverse Foreclosures

  • National Day of Action to Stop and Reverse Foreclosures

    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 PMPhoto 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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