December62011

National Day of Action to Stop and Reverse Foreclosures

Join Occupy Chicago and the Occupy movement across the country today, Tuesday December 6th, the National Day of Action to stop and reverse foreclosures. The Occupy Homes movement is holding actions around the country in support of homeowners and people fighting to have a home. Find more info at http://occupyourhomes.org/blog/2011/dec/5/join-national-day-action-tomorrow/

Local CUAFE and Anti-Eviction Campaign Anti-foreclosures Events efforts that you can help with:

  • Housewarming in Belmont Cragin
    Riis Park
    3.3 mi away
    northeast corner of Narragansett Ave and Fullerton Ave
     
    Tuesday, December 6, 10:30 AM
    Description: A housewarming event for a family that has taken over an abandoned building in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. “I believe what we are doing is right, because people need a place to live,” says Sabrina Morey, one of those who recently moved into the building. “There should be no vacant homes anywhere.” This press conference will be at 11am of the national day of action for liberating foreclosed homes. The meet up spot will be Riis Park (on the northeast corner of Narragansett Ave and Fullerton Ave) at 10:30am. Press should arrive at 11am and then all can caravan to the house.
     
  • Cleaning & Boarding Up A Vacant Home
    A Vacant, Bank-Owned Building
    5.1 mi away
    4943 W Van Buren St
     
    Tuesday, December 6, 11:00 AM
    Description: 11am @ 4943 W. Van Buren st, a vacant, bank-owned that the South Austin Coalition (SACC) will be cleaning and boarding up. This action will be done in conjunction with staff, students, and parents of the nearby May Elementary school, who have complained for months about the dangers posed by this vacant home. Unable to get the city or the owner, Citibank, to take responsibility for properly maintaining the building, elementary school students, staff and parents will work with community activists to clean it up before determining it how it can best serve as a community asset.
     
  • Occupy Our Homes Action
    2029 S 17th Ave
    10 mi away
    2029 S 17th Ave
     
    Thursday, December 8, 6:30 PM
    Description: A press conference on Thursday, December 8th, where Sherri Norris will announce at that her family has decided to occupy her foreclosed home. Despite US Bank’s fraudulent dealings with her and the order of possession the bank has now obtained, Sherri has decided that she and her family will fight to stay in her home, and she’s calling on her neighbors and allies for support.
     
  • Cleaning & Occupying A Foreclosed Home
    A vandalized, “walk away” home
    14 mi away
    8730 S Throop St
     
    Tuesday, December 6, 3:30 PM
    Description: 3:30pm @ 8730 S. Throop st, a vacant, single-family home that was abandoned by the owner after repeated attempts to negotiate a loan modification with her lender, J.P. Morgan Chase bank. In the ensuing months, this “walk away” home was vandalized, sprayed with grafitti, and stripped of its pipes, sinks, and heating units. With permission from the owner, the house has been cleaned up and will be used to house a single mother, a grandmother, and a college student, all currently homeless.

(Source: occupychi.org)

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