Occupy Our Homes Atlanta to Host Town Hall Meeting at Historic Wheat Street Baptist Church to Address Historic Housing Crisis and Misuse of “Hardest Hit Funds”
Georgia continues to be battered by the foreclosure crisis. It is consistently rated as one of the most affected states. Despite this fact, there seems to be little to no relief for the people who are struggling the most. From Governor Nathan Deal’s remarks that responsible homeowners don’t need assistance, to Edward DeMarco’s recent statement against principle reduction to prevent intentional default, it is clear that our politicians are out of touch and unwilling to do what it takes to help solve the problem.
In 2010, the federal government designated billions of dollars to be used in “Hardest Hit Funds” to help homeowners in states like Georgia. To date, that money is not being used to help those who need it most. It’s time we stop waiting for this help to come around, and start coming together to demand it. At the Town Hall event on Saturday, we’ll figure out ways to do just that.
Occupy Our Homes Atlanta has been successfully defending families and Churches from eviction and foreclosure, but we realize that we need a movement on a scale that brings relief to not just a few people, but to everyone.
At the Town Hall home owners in distress and community leaders hope to launch a campaign against what have emerged as the two greatest obstacles to mass principle reduction and more community control over the neighborhoods we live in, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
When: Saturday August 25th 10:30am
Where : Wheat Street Baptist Church, 359 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta 30312
Press Contact: Tim Franzen