Forecloure Notes 4/21/13 – 4/25/13

Episode 08: Oakland, CA (Radical Resistance Tour) OOFDG stuff starts about 5:40 into the video. The Radical Resistance Tour (radicalresistancetour.tumblr.com) is an autonomous project by a group of Occupy Wall Street organizers. We’re touring the United States and interviewing activists, people participating in direct actions, and people working to create a dual power model. We […]

Foreclosure Notes 4/17/13 – 4/21/13

Suicides Spark Eviction Resistance (In These Times) An estimated 350,000 Spanish families (and possibly more) have been evicted from their homes, and the average house price has fallen by more than one-third… The law allows banks to begin repossessing a house after just one missed mortgage payment and to seek full loan repayment even after […]

Foreclosure Note 4/12/13 – 4/17/13

Home Defenders (Youtube) People in Portland, Oregon, have been protecting families from eviction with active community defense since December 2011. More than 100 people are involved in the day to day work of housing justice, including one critical piece, house sitting. “I don’t want to do this… But we have to!” “Always a shift that […]

Foreclosure Notes 4/8/13 – 4/11/13

VICTORY!! Atlanta woman wins home back after wrongful eviction (Occupy Our Homes) Atlanta homeowner Sherrye Calhoun has won a major victory this week from Chase Bank! After Sherrye was wrongfully evicted from her home of 30 years last summer, neighbors and supporters helped her move her belongings back in and pledged to defend her from […]

Foreclosure Notes 4/4/13 – 4/8/13

Only 151 homes for sale in Oakland, down from 797 a year ago (SF Business Times) Oakland had the biggest drop in inventory of any city… But the flip side of the scarcity — the total inventory of homes for sale across the country fell 21 percent — is that prices have been pushed up. […]

Foreclosure Notes 3/31/13 – 4/3/13

Foreclosed ‘Zombie’ Homes Exceed 300,000 Properties (Huffington Post) A national survey found 301,874 “zombie” properties dotting the U.S. landscape in which homeowners in foreclosure have moved out, leaving vacant property susceptible to vandalism and degradation… Unsuspecting homeowners have had their wages garnished, their credit destroyed and their tax refunds seized. They’ve opened their mail to […]

Foreclosure Notes 3/24/13 – 3/30/13

Occupy Los Angeles (Facebook) This woman is one of OLA’s foreclosure fighters. She puts up a mean fight and regularly too! Through her own struggle trying to keep her home, she has empowered many homeowners in their own struggle, mainly helping with the most complex aspects of the fight, legal paperwork and the courts. It’s […]

Foreclosure Notes 3/17/13 – 3/24/13

Thirteen arrested in anti-foreclosure protest at Wells Fargo (Daily Planet) Thirteen people were peacefully arrested at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage on 26th Street Feb. 27 demanding turnover of vacant homes to community control and fair banking practices… They brought 20 bags of trash cleaned up from neglected vacant homes, demanding Wells Fargo clean up their […]

Foreclosure Notes 3/10/13 – 3/15/13

(Huffington Post) What if your home was foreclosed on even if you never missed a payment? Wearing Occupy SF buttons and chanting “PNC you know you’re wrong, don’t evict Yin Wong,” the group, organized by a coalition of anti-foreclosure activists from the Alliance of Californians For Community Empowerment (ACCE), handed out flyers listing the home […]

Foreclosure Notes 2/25/13 – 3/9/13

Going Public Can Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure (Interlochen Public Radio) She could still pay the bills without talking with the bank. But Sawaquat says the problem was that she needed a loan modification. Without her husband, she could no longer afford the house on her own. And, since Lewis’ death was shortly after the 2008 […]