BY Evan Cross | Springfield, MA | 3/16/13
Nearly 100 community members, many African American, Puerto Rican and Latino, answered a call to occupy and clean up a vacant home located at 280 Wilbraham Road on March 13. The call by Springfield No One Leaves/Nadie Se Mude and Arise for Social Justice is an attempt to gain homes for working-class people.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 3/14/13
40 residents and community supporters from the Foreclosure and Eviction Free Zone marched on Wells Fargo with the boards used to illegally board up an occupied home.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 3/10/13
Jessica English, a single mother of four who was homelessness, moved into an abandoned Wells Fargo-owned home in south Minneapolis last month.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 2/28/13
13 people were peacefully arrested Feb. 27 as they marched on Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, demanding the bank turn over vacant homes to community control and calling for fairer banking practices.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 2/04/13
A Ramsey County jury found Anthony Newby, executive director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, not guilty on assault charges here Feb. 4.
BY David Hungerford | Jersey City, NJ | 1/26/13
Organized labor took a direct hand in the struggle against predatory lending here, on Jan. 24, at a Bank of America branch in the Harborside Financial Center.
BY David Hungerford | Newark, NJ | 1/04/13
Another mortgage ‘settlement’ between the government and 14 Wall Street banks is being pulled out of the hat.
BY David Hungerford | Trenton, NJ | 12/28/12
The people’s struggle against foreclosures took a new turn before the New Jersey Court of Appeals here, Dec. 19.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/06/12
200 community members successfully took over a vacant home in South Minneapolis the night of Dec. 6, for a veteran made homeless by foreclosure.
BY David Hungerford | Newark, NJ | 10/13/12
In the face of ineffective, and even harmful, government measures to assist distressed homeowners, an effort has been launched by the People’s Organization for Progress (POP) and the Coalition to Save Our Homes (C2SOH) to demand criminal investigations of bank wrongdoing during the mortgage bubble.