Causa Justa::Just Cause actions in CaliforniaOccupyOurHomes on December 08, 2011
Causa Justa::Just Cause has an amazing report from their housing actions in San Francisco:
[On] Tues, Dec 6, we joined 27 other cities in a national day of action to “Occupy Our Homes”. We collaborated with Occupy Oakland activists to take over a vacant home in West Oakland, which is owned by Fannie Mae. Earlier this year Fannie Mae foreclosed on the home of CJJC member and domestic worker from East Oakland, Margarita Ramirez, as a servicer pretended to negotiate with her. Thanks to your support in July, the servicer (Bank of America) agreed to rescind the sale & modify the loan, but Fannie Mae is now standing in our way. Neighborhood activists are occupying the vacant house as leverage to pressure Fannie Mae to return the Ramirez family’s deed.
CJJC has also been calling on the federal government to turn the hundreds of thousands of vacant properties they now own, having taken over Fannie Mae, into affordable housing for the millions of people, the 99%, who are facing foreclosure, eviction, and homelessness.