Three brave Michigan families are standing up to the banks that ravaged our economy, and they need your support!
Rob, Occupy Our Homes
Dear Home Defender,
Michigan's been hit hard enough by the economic crisis--they don't need any more empty houses. Three brave Michigan families are standing up to the banks that ravaged our economy, and they need your support!
Beverly and Matthew Murray live in Coldwater Creek, MI with their children. Like so many others in Michigan and across the country, they were lured into a sub-prime predatory loan. The Murrays had been trying to work with Bank of America for a reasonable loan modification to no avail. During this same time period the Murrays’ daughter became gravely ill based upon an undetected Type I diabetes medical condition. The Murrays needed a reasonable modification even more, due to excessive medical bills resulting from their daughter’s hospitalization and subsequent ongoing medical care. Instead, as a result of a disputed wrongful foreclosure, the Murrays face the immediate loss of their home.
Can you sign the petition to support the Murray family's fight for their home?
S. Baxter Jones, a Detroit school teacher for over 20 years, is facing eviction by Fannie Mae and Wells Fargo. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2005 and is now living with severe disabilities. Unable to work for almost two years, Mr. Jones depleted his sick bank fund and life savings--forcing him to return to work prematurely with an undiagnosed traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Mr. Jones fell behind on his mortgage while waiting for Social Security and his pension to be processed. He wrote to Wells Fargo explaining his situation and had a phone conference with them to discuss a loan modification. Wells Fargo refused to work with Mr. Jones and went ahead with foreclosure, even though he started receiving Social Security benefits. He faces imminent eviction from his home in Jackson, Michigan where he has lived since 2002.
Can you sign Mr. Jones' petition and help him keep his home?
In 2006, Michael Bentin and his family purchased a fixer-upper in Portage, MI. At the time, it was a deal for the neighborhood it was in, but it was in need of a lot of updating. Nothing fancy, just a cozy three bedroom ranch with a nice backyard, but it was perfect for them. Just 18 short months later, after many thousands of dollars, and hours of time put into updating the house, the economy crashed. Home values went down, and the mortgage on their perfect fixer-upper was now underwater. Michael was eventually laid off from his job. When they fell behind on their mortgage, they tried to contact Bank of America for a loan modification with no luck. The bank didn't even bother to notify them of the foreclosure sale last year, and they are now faced with losing their home.
Can you sign Michael's petition and help his family keep their home?
Homeowners like these, all around the country, are standing up and fighting back against the big banks. Next month, many of these people will join us in Washington, D.C. as we take action to demand justice and prosecution of the big bank executives who caused this crisis.
Click here to learn more about the action or sign up to join us in DC!
Thanks for your support!
The Occupy Homes team