occupy our homes http://michiganradio.org en Anti-foreclosure activists target Fannie Mae, federal lawmakers http://michiganradio.org/post/anti-foreclosure-activists-target-fannie-mae-federal-lawmakers <p>A Detroit-based group of activists is working through the summer to help people facing foreclosure stay in their homes.</p><p>The Detroit Eviction Defense Coalition is affiliated with the Occupy Detroit movement. They held a rally Monday at the McNamara federal building to support Detroit homeowner Jennifer Britt, who faces eviction after a lengthy legal battle.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:24:22 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8198 at http://michiganradio.org Anti-foreclosure activists target Fannie Mae, federal lawmakers "Occupy" group takes aim at Chase bank, foreclosures http://michiganradio.org/post/occupy-group-takes-aim-chase-bank-foreclosures <p>A group of anti-foreclosure activists says Chase bank continues to wrongly foreclose on people&rsquo;s homes.</p><p>And as part of the <a href="http://occupyourhomes.org/">&ldquo;Occupy our Homes&rdquo; movement,</a> they plan to fight for eight Metro Detroit homeowners they say are victims.</p><p>Chase bank and other mortgage lenders signed a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/business/14foreclose.html">consent agreement with the federal government</a> in the wake of the national foreclosure crisis.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 04:51:08 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 6566 at http://michiganradio.org "Occupy" group tries to prevent another eviction http://michiganradio.org/post/occupy-group-tries-prevent-another-eviction <p>The &ldquo;Occupy our Homes&rdquo; movement has taken up the cause of Fred Shrum, another homeowner facing foreclosure in Metro Detroit.</p><p>The group is a coalition of anti-foreclosure groups, organized labor, and other activists with the Detroit &ldquo;Occupy&rdquo; movement.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:37:40 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 6219 at http://michiganradio.org "Occupy" group tries to prevent another eviction Southgate couple plans to defy eviction, "occupy" their home http://michiganradio.org/post/southgate-couple-plans-defy-eviction-occupy-their-home <p>A Metro Detroit family says they&rsquo;ll stay in their home, despite threats of eviction. Their action is part of a new initiative coordinated by the national &ldquo;Occupy&rdquo; movement.</p><p>Rob and Debbie Henry live in the Detroit suburb of Southgate. They got a mortgage loan modification after Debbie had a stroke and lost her job.</p><p>The Henrys thought they were following the terms of that process. But a confusing series of events ensued that included their loan being sold to Fannie Mae without their knowledge.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:22:43 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5276 at http://michiganradio.org Southgate couple plans to defy eviction, "occupy" their home