Home Foreclosure

Fannie Mae Don't Take My Home Away Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of our report, Fannie Mae Don't Take My Home Away. In this report, you'll hear from people from around the South East who are dealing with home foreclosure, eviction and homelessness. The organizers of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta present a list of demands that they feel will help homeowners and neighborhoods hit hard by the housing bubble collapse. Despite being surrounded by police, people spoke clearly and powerfully about their experiences with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other banks that refuse to negotiate re-structuring of their mortgages and help them keep their homes. After some well placed phone calls, building security finally took the letters and the demands that the demonstrators had requested be delivered to the Fannie Mae offices. Another small win for people fighting for their future. This film runs 51 minutes.

Fannie Mae Don't Take My Home Away

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On Monday, Sept. 10th, 2012 Occupy Our Homes and many other Housing and Homeless advocates in the Southeast kicked off a nationwide protest against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac here in Atlanta. Fannie and Freddie hold 60% of American homeowners' mortgages. After being bailed out in 2008 with billions of taxpayer dollars, Fannie and Freddie showed their appreciation by foreclosing and evicting thousands of these same taxpayers. Fed up with seeing their neighborhoods destroyed, friends forced into homelessness, and the wealth of their communities transferred to Wall Street, people are now fighting back. This film is part 1 of our coverage of the victims of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac standing up and demanding justice for their families, friends and cities. It runs 51 minutes.

Occupy Atlanta Press Conference at Foreclosed Home

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 Today, December 6th, 2011, Occupy Atlanta took the movement from Troy Davis Park to a local home facing foreclosure.  This home has been owned by the same family since 1953.  O.A. set up tents, banners, and stood with this family in their time of need.  As the family fights to save their home, O.A. plans to stay on the premises and defend this family from foreclosure and eviction.  A press conference was held at 3:00 PM today, and this film presents what was said by La'Dae Mansfield, Occupy Atlanta spokesperson, family members, and Senator Vincent Fort.  It runs 15 minutes.

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