The Cullors Family Will Be Evicted From their Rosedale Park Home by Bank of America & Fannie Mae Taxpayers bailed out the bank and the Feds took over Fannie Mae in 2008. They were “too big to fail,” and the Cullors are “too small to count…” Unless We Act! You Can Help Stop this Eviction 3 Ways: 1) Join us at the Cullors’ home this Saturday, November 10, at 10:00 a.m. for a rally and march to the nearby Bank of America branch at 17540 Grand River Ave. 2) Join us in the courtroom of Judge Patricia Jefferson on Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00 a.m. at 36th District Court, 421 Madison St. in downtown Detroit near Greektown. We can show the Judge the community wants the Cullors in their home. 3) Call the numbers at the bottom of this message and tell Bank of America to buy back the mortgage and modify the loan, and tell Fannie Mae to either force the bank to do so, or sell the home to a non-profit buyer at its current value so the Cullors can arrange to stay in their home.
Jerry Cullors is a retired bakery truck driver and Teamster who had to take steep wage and pension cuts to keep Wonder Bread solvent. That made it hard to pay the mortgage serviced by Countrywide, the predatory lender now owned by Bank of America. Bank of America led the Cullors to believe … [read more] Continue reading
The Community Housing Network has launched a new website, www.communityhousingnetwork.org, to answer your housing questions and offer online resources for local residents. The website is full of information about issues regarding housing, from resources for those who are homeless, to housing options for people with disabilities, to resources for people with low-income seeking improved housing situations and more.
Highlights of the new Website include:
Community resources, such as emergency services, homeless shelters and warming centers, health care resources, furniture resources, departments of human services, disability advocacy organizations, domestic violence and victim services and much more.
- Information about available housing opportunities.
- Roommate database: find a roommate to suit your needs.
- Section 8 Alert List sign-up.
- Information about homeowner/landlord rights and responsibilities.
- Housing and transition planning resources for people with disabilities, including CHN’s innovative Getting My Own Address program.
- Housing Planning Library with numerous resources related to housing, including fair accommodation and fair housing.
- Information about CHN’s programs and services: Housing Resource Center, supportive housing, foreclosure prevention counseling, homebuyer programs, financial education, housing and transition planning and much more!
In addition to its new website, the Community Housing Network continues to provide in-person homeowner assistance at their Housing Resource Center. The Community Housing Network Housing Resource Center is a one-stop shop with answers to housing questions for people facing a housing crisis, people with disabilities and those who are homeless. It is located at 570 Kirts Blvd., Suite 231, Troy, MI 48084. They can be reached … [read more] Continue reading
HOPE NOW: Help for Homeowners Community Event
Detroit, September 11th
Attention homeowners! The Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program, HOPE NOW and several local, nonprofit partners and state agencies are hosting a FREE Help for Homeowners Community Event on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243.This event will provide struggling homeowners the unique opportunity to meet directly with their mortgage servicer and/or a HUD-approved housing counselor to find alternatives to foreclosure.
PARKING IS FREE FOR THIS EVENT AT THE BEAUBIEN STREET GARAGE.
Here’s a preliminary list of mortgage companies that will all be there to help Michigan homeowners:
- Bank of America
- Homeward Residential (formerly American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.)
- Select Portfolio Servicing
- US Bank
- Wells Fargo/Wachovia
Several local, HUD-approved nonprofit counseling organizations will be onsite as well to advise homeowners, plus representatives from the following organizations will be in attendance:
- Fannie Mae
- Freddie Mac
- Loan Scam Alert
- Making Home Affordable
For more information on efforts to help struggling homeowners, go to www.hopenow.com and www.makinghomeaffordable.gov. You can view a flyer for the Detroit event with a list of documents to bring here: http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/tools/homeowner-events/Documents/DetroitBilingualEventFlyer.pdf.
Also please be sure to check out the Faces of Recovery section of HOPE NOW’s website for video testimonials of real homeowners who have attended past HOPE NOW/Making Home Affordable events … [read more] Continue reading
Rally and Leafleting @ “Detroit River Days,” Friday, June 22, 4pm
A Message for People Heading to Flagstar Bank’s Music Stage:
Stop the Eviction of Jennifer Britt’s Family!
Gather @ 4pm
at the Southeast corner of Jefferson Ave. & Beaubien,
next to the Ren Cen / GM Building
March @ 4:30pm
to the Festival entrance near Beaubien at Atwater
Jennifer Britt of Detroit’s Rosedale Park is like thousands of homeowners pushed to foreclosure by economic disaster and personal loss. Jennifer exhausted her life savings and paid Flagstar more than $45,000 to keep her home after the death of her husband and the loss of her job, but Flagstar refused to modify the mortgage and foreclosed. Jennifer is working again, but Flagstar has sold the mortgage to Fannie Mae, with taxpayers footing the bill. Eviction is imminent.
Occupy will distribute flyers reminding festival goers that Flagstar is not a “community bank,” but is owned and controlled by Matlin Patterson of New York, a “Vulture Investor,” as Forbes Magazine describes it. Flagstar has confessed to mortgage fraud and has not paid back the taxpayer bailout it was gifted in 2009. It should take back the mortgage and modify the loan to keep Jennifer and her family in their home. Contact us at: DetroitEvictionDefense@gmail.com
Flyer– Rally at River Days v. Flagstar