Clippings May 24th – May 30th

Police arrest three Occupy protesters at evicted house (Minnesota Star Tribune) “We don’t want to be involved in these actions, but legally when we get a call from an owner on a trespass we have to respond…” In a statement released Tuesday, the city said, “At the direction of Mayor Rybak, Minneapolis City Attorney Susan […]

Clippings May 20th-May 23rd

Cruz Family Eviction in Minnesota Stymied (Occupy Our Homes) Yesterday over 100 community members successfully forced the sheriffs and police to retreat after they tried to evict the Cruz family’s home. and here When sheriffs arrived to evict the home, protesters locked themselves to structures inside the home with bike locks. Sheriffs attempted to cut […]

Clippings May 16th – May 19th

Citywise: Oakland City Council rejects Civil Rights lawyer (Contra Costa Times) The ((Oakland)) City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved expanding and strengthening a program to prevent blight at homes that have been foreclosed or are going through foreclosure proceedings. Last year, 1,342 Oakland homes were foreclosed and 3,337 were in the process of being foreclosed. […]

Clippings, May 6th – 11th

Look Who’s Pushing Homeowners Off the Foreclosure Cliff (Bloomberg) Lenders have been imposing exorbitant insurance policies on homeowners whose regular coverage lapses or is deemed insufficient. The policies, standard homeowner’s insurance or extra coverage for wind damage, say, for Florida residents, typically cost five to 10 times what owners were previously paying, tipping many into […]

Foreclosure Defense Group Update – May 5, 201

FORECLOSURE DEFENSE GROUP UPDATE – May 5, 2012 1. ACTION THIS THURSDAY! 2. OOFDG Debrief on Mayday DnR march 3. Updates: Emergency callout, Marquinita’s eviction, etc. 4. Upcoming: canvass, shifts in focus, la Fruitvale 5. CHECK THIS OUT! : Portland throws down! 6. GA announcement policy for OOFDG —————————————————- 1. Action this Thursday: We are […]

News Clippings May 2nd – 5th

Occupy Bernal succeeds in stalling foreclosures (SF Chronicle (Nevius)) This week’s cause was a couple, Washington and Maria Davila, who have been renting a home in Bernal for seven years. The bank was planning to auction off the property Saturday because the Las Vegas owner, who they say is suffering from cancer, can’t make the […]

News Clippings April 29th – May 2nd

Hopeful Sign For Occupy-Backed Homeowner Facing Foreclosure (The Uptake) For months US Bank has denied having any control over foreclosure proceedings against North Minneapolis homeowner Monique White, but now US Bank officials are working quietly behind the scenes, apparently to help her. For Occupy activist, battle on foreclosure hits home (Star Tribune) When she received […]