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How ACORN Took a Bite Out of Predatory Lending

ACORN has organized low income people to fight predatory lending practices since the late 1990’s.The ACORN I Know… A handful of ACORN staff people with great expertise and unrelenting effort organized thousands of members to drive this campaign until Household … finish reading How ACORN Took a Bite Out of Predatory Lending

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Acorn: Fighting the Banks to Counter Foreclosures

Jonathan Westin, an Acorn organizer, comforted Denise Parker, whose house was being foreclosed on, after she spoke at an Acorn training session in Brooklyn. Photo: James Estrin/The New York Times.A Bid to Link Arms Against EvictionBy Fernanda Santos / February … finish reading Acorn: Fighting the Banks to Counter Foreclosures

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Homeowners Storm Gold Coast Mansions of ‘Predatory Lenders’

Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America (NACA) members outside the home of Greenwich Financial’s William Frey on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Danielle Robinson / The Hour / AP.Grab Your Torch ‘n Pitchfork! ‘Sporting bright yellow shirts that read, “Stop … finish reading Homeowners Storm Gold Coast Mansions of ‘Predatory Lenders’

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Foreclosed On? Congresswoman Says: Stay and Fight

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, wants those losing their homes to stay and fight. Photo by Rick Bowmer / AP.‘So I say to the American people, you be squatters in your own homes,’ said Congresswoman Kaptur before the House of Representatives. … finish reading Foreclosed On? Congresswoman Says: Stay and Fight

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No Place Like Home (For the Holidays) : When You’ve Got One

Americans now losing their homes to the mortgage crisis and the millions more, like us, who have fallen prey to the healthcare crisis in this nation are losing far more than just an address or an extra bedroom or a … finish reading No Place Like Home (For the Holidays) : When You’ve Got One

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Bailout Plan : Activist Moves the Homeless into Foreclosed Homes

Marie Nadine Pierre and her baby, Nennon, are squatting in a foreclosured house in Florida. Photo by J. Pat Carter / AP‘”We’re matching homeless people with people-less homes,” he said with a grin.’December 1, 2008 MIAMI – Max Rameau delivers … finish reading Bailout Plan : Activist Moves the Homeless into Foreclosed Homes

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Foreclosure Chronicles : The Desperate Hours of Addie Polk

1918: Bathing suit parade, the year Addie Polk was born.1919: Race Riots in Chicago. 2008: Fannie Mae foreclosed on the home of Addie Polk; Annie Mae Polk put a gun to her chest.‘In 1970, Robert and Addie Polk bought a … finish reading Foreclosure Chronicles : The Desperate Hours of Addie Polk

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Canary in the Mineshaft : Cautionary Tales of Suicide, Bigotry

Was this house worth dying for?In this July 23, 2008 file photo, the Taunton, Mass. house This was the home of Carlene Balderrama, 53, who fatally shot herself soon after faxing a letter to her mortgage company July 22, saying … finish reading Canary in the Mineshaft : Cautionary Tales of Suicide, Bigotry

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