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After Second Occupy Our Home-DC Action, Freddie Mac Meets with Homeowner and Her Lawyer

OccupyOurHomes on February 28, 2012

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Occupy Our Homes DC,
Housing@Occupydc.org,
202-656-9540

Occupy Our Homes-DC held it’s second successful action against Freddie Mac today. Yesterday, we sent a clear message to Freddie Mac when we gathered outside their offices to stop the eviction of Bertina Jones. As Ms. Jones said, they can hear us now. Today we continued our actions, with a rally that resulted in Freddie Mac arranging an emergency meeting between Ms. Jones her lawyer, and a representative from Bank of America. The banks said they would work with Ms. Jones towards a positive solution.

While we are cautiously optimistic about this meeting, we know that the banks have lied before. We are interested in actions, not promises.

Ms. Jones will continue fighting with Occupy Our Homes to keep the pressure up on Freddie Mac until she is secure in her home. We plan continue next round of actions to let Freddie Mac know that the public is watching.

We call on Freddie Mac to move quickly to return the home to Ms. Jones.

We are confident that this will be the first of many victories for people in the region who are facing foreclosure.

Ms. Jones said, “I’m feeling hopeful.”