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Ms. Bertina Jones & Occupy DC are fighting to stop her eviction

February 20, 2012

MEET BERTINA: A familiar story to millions of Americans, Bank of America used the financial crisis to take advantage of Bertina Jones. Bertina did everything right. Like millions of Americans, she fell behind on her mortgage after losing her job in wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Hoping to take responsibility for missed payments, she met with Bank of America to renegotiate her mortgage, and was offered a modification in January of 2009. She kept making payments, and while the bank acknowledged it had received her money, it told her that her paperwork was lost. In the Summer of 2010, she was informed that the modification was off the table, and in September, Bank of America sold her mortgage to Freddie Mac which continued with foreclosure.

We need you to take action to save Bertina Jones’s home. Bank of America and Freddie Mac have manipulated, misled, and mistreated Bertina, and now they want to kick her out of her home. Inspired by the nationwide Occupy Our Homes movement, we are preparing to defend Bertina’s home in Bowie, MD.

Sign on to this letter to Freddie Mac so that they can see the overwhelming support for Ms. Jones. This petition is the first step in a campaign to save her home, and many others.

Do this for Bertina, today.

Here is the text of the letter Occupy DC is sending to Freddie Mac and the FHFA

Dear Ed Haldeman, CEO of Freddie Mac
Dear Ed DeMarco, Director of FHFA

We are writing to demand that Freddie Mac modify Bertina Jones’s mortgage to enable her to stay in her home. In January of 2009, Bank of America agreed to modify Ms. Jones’ mortgage. After Ms. Jones spent months diligently making payments, Bank of America reneged on their promise and continued with a foreclosure action against her.

On September 2010, her mortgage was sold to Freddie Mac. Now, Freddie Mac has continued the foreclosure and Ms. Jones’s eviction is imminent. We demand that you stop Ms. Jone’s eviction and return the title on her home.

We are prepared to defend Ms. Jones home if you fail to correct your errors. We are part of a national movement that will occupy homes, occupy courts, occupy sheriffs’ departments, and occupy your offices until her case is resolved fairly.



Write Freddie Mac for Bertina