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Occupy Atlanta defending homes from foreclosure

OccupyOurHomes on December 06, 2011

In addition to multiple actions to disrupt foreclosure auctions at court houses in and around Atlanta, Occupy Atlanta is working to keep two families in their homes. Here are the details from OccupyAtlanta.org.

OCCUPY ATLANTA WILL ALSO BE SETTING UP PERMANENT OCCUPATION SITES AT TWO METRO ATLANTA HOMES THAT ARE CLOSE TO EVICTION IN THE ATLANTA AREA. IF THE SHERIFF PLANS TO EXECUTE EVICTION ORDERS ON EITHER HOME, THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH US FIRST.

3pm we will be holding a press conference outside the home of Valerie Jones on Glen Iris Road. Valerie’s mother passed away last week and left the home to Valerie. Valerie has been living in the home for three years with her husband and four children in an effort to take care of her mother. It is only after her mother’s death that she has learned that her mother was a victim of one of the most predatory loans we’ve ever seen.The house has been in the family since 1953. Join us at three to hear how we plan to fight for the Valerie’s home, and expose the unjust practice of predatory lending in our city.

7pm We will be holding a press conference at the home of Brigitte Walker at 2607 South Hills Dr., Riverdale, Georgia. Brigitte is a decorated Iraq war veteran who is on 90% disability as a result of an injury she sustained while serving. Her fixed income, and Chase Bank’s unwillingness to negotiate, have placed her home deep into the foreclosure process. Joining us for the 7pm press conference will be three full time Occupiers who also served in Iraq. Occupy Atlanta will not allow Chase Bank to foreclose on our wounded veterans without a fight.