Dexter has lived in the Bayview-Hunter’s Point community in San Francisco his whole life and has watched the foreclosure crisis devastate his neighborhood. While mourning his wife’s death and struggling with only one income, he worked to get a loan modification. Instead, Wells Fargo gave him lost paperwork, contradictory answers, or simply ignored his phone calls altogether. And then they wrongfully foreclosed, evicting Dexter and his four kids.
So last week, with the support of his neighbors, his longshoreman union brothers and sisters (ILWU Locals 6. 10 and 91), SEIU Local 1021 and a large group of supporters, he reoccupied his home and announced that if Wells Fargo comes, he won’t go. Standing in solidarity with him were Monica Kenney, an Excelsior homeowner to whom Wells Fargo offered a forbearance agreement and then sold her home the very next day. and Archbishop Franzo King, a Bayview community leader who was fraudulently qualified for an unaffordable pick-a-pay loan and is now fighting the sale of his home. They were also joined by the rest of the Wells Fargo 8: Maria Villareal, Donna and Nuno Vieira, Victor Granada, Ernesto Viscarpa, and Alberto Del Rio.