FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
Help Us! Make Our Fight Visible!

Help Us! Make Our Fight Visible!

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta is so excited about the amazing work we’ve launch alongside residents in communities surrounding Turner Field(Peoplstown,Summerhill,Mechanicsvilles, and Pittsburgh). As you may know the eye of developers have been fixed on that area. Rent is already on the rise, affordable housing units are at risk. Families that...
Housing Justice Training-Peoplestown

Housing Justice Training-Peoplestown

Join us! April 18th From 10-2pm Housing Justice Training-Peoplestown      DON’T MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT HOUSING JUSTICE….AND ORGANIZE TO WIN! ¨  Free Tenant Rights Legal Clinic! ¨ Build A Local Housing Justice Movement! ¨ Fight Against Unfair Evictions and Foreclosures…..and WIN! ¨ Get the Benefits from Development Your Neighborhood Deserves!...
BIG Things are Happening in Peoplestown!

BIG Things are Happening in Peoplestown!

Big things are happening in Peoplestown! We are spreading the word about housing justice by going door to door in the neighborhoods surrounding Turner Field. It is a huge job and we need your help! Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7pm and Saturday 12-2pm at PRC 1101 Hank...
OOHA Joins the Turner Field Benefits Coaliton!

OOHA Joins the Turner Field Benefits Coaliton!

We are proud to be a resident led organization and we want to ensure that all of our resident fighters have their voices heard, and their interest protected! We have joined the Turner Field Coalition and we are working hard to spread the work that these neighborhoods need housing justice!...
Alternative Spring Break-University of Iowa

Alternative Spring Break-University of Iowa

Instead of a traditonal spring break, 20 students from the University of Iowa came to visit us at OOHA and they were ready to get to work! We talked about the problems facing the neighborhood surrounding Turner Fiend, and they event heard from one of our resident fighters, Michele Swan!...
#Justice4Michele

#Justice4Michele

Michele Swan Arrested by Henry County SWAT Team After Fighting Wrongful Eviction  Blog Contribution from Tim Franzen, AFSC Michele Swan has been locked in a struggle to gain ownership of her home ever since a contentious divorce from her husband, Triveni Omar Singh, in 2012. Despite being granted ownership of...
Michele is fighting for JUSTICE!

Michele is fighting for JUSTICE!

A quick rundown and update on the #Justice4Michele campaign: Blog contributed by Jim Chambers, owner Henry&Junes, Atlanta In 2012, Michele Swan of 1012 Grace Marie Ln, in Ellenwood, GA, signed an uncontested divorce agreement, approved by a judge in Henry County; this agreement, which is still valid, and in-hand, specifically stipulated...
Latest entries
Victory for Zannie Jackson!

Victory for Zannie Jackson!

Zannie Jackson of Lithia Springs, GA is celebrating two victories today. His health is finally improving and he has won an affordable modification that will keep him in his home for years to come! When he bought a home for his family in 2005, Zannie invested countless dollars in fixing it up only to see...
Victory for Zannie Jackson!

Victory for Zannie Jackson!

Zannie Jackson of Lithia Springs, GA is celebrating two victories today. His health is finally improving and he has won an affordable modification that will keep him in his home for years to come! When he bought a home for his family in 2005, Zannie invested countless dollars in fixing it up only to see...
HUD is helping Wall Street find another way to make money off of the crisis!

HUD is helping Wall Street find another way to make money off of the crisis!

Yesterday, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta, struggling homeowners, and allies delivered a demand letter and a petition signed by 11,000 people to officials at the Marietta Street office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and rallied outside to call for a revision of HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP). DASP is a...
Mass Eviction at Sage Pointe Apartments in Clarkston

Mass Eviction at Sage Pointe Apartments in Clarkston

The residents of Sage Pointe Apartments, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta, and City of Clarkston Mayor, Ted Terry gathered in solidarity at the complex yesterday to protest the mass eviction of low-income residents by a new property management company Team Real Estate Management (TREM). Based in Florida, TREM added the Clarkston property to its portfolio in...
TOWNHALL MEETING: DEKALB’S PREDATORY HOUSING CRISIS

TOWNHALL MEETING: DEKALB’S PREDATORY HOUSING CRISIS

On Tuesday, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta will provide a forum for DeKalb residents to speak to elected officials and community leaders about the impacts of predatory lending, negative home equity, and rental speculation in the county. Housing activists will briefly detail the findings of two reports: Underwater America, released by the HAAS Institute in May...
Success for DBABS Construction

Success for DBABS Construction

Thanks to your support, the sisters of DBABS Construction are celebrating their successful campaign with Occupy Our Homes Atlanta today. Your petition signatures, call-ins, and participation in our Wednesday actions have produced a positive outcome for this family-owned local business. Great work!!! Brunetta sent along this message and we want to pass it along to...
Success for DBABS Construction!

Success for DBABS Construction!

Thanks to your support, the sisters of DBABS Construction are celebrating their successful campaign with Occupy Our Homes Atlanta today. Your petition signatures, call-ins, and participation in our Wednesday actions have produced a positive outcome for this family-owned local business. Great work!!! Brunetta sent along this message and we want to pass it along to...
The Avondale 4: Fighting for the Right to Protest

The Avondale 4: Fighting for the Right to Protest

Fighting for the Right to Protest: The Avondale 4 in Court, May 14th Debrief May 14, 2014, Decatur, Georgia — On Wednesday, May 14th at 1:30 pm at 556 North            McDonough in the Dekalb County Courthouse, approximately 30 people gathered to support  U.S. Army Veteran, Mark Harris and members of Occupy Our Homes...
Civil Disruption: The Atlanta Press Club Luncheon with Egbert Perry

Civil Disruption: The Atlanta Press Club Luncheon with Egbert Perry

Today, at the Commerce Club on Peachtree St., Occupy Our Homes Atlanta went business casual, but we’re never going business-as-usual. Atlanta residents fighting for housing justice and Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA) activists attended The Atlanta Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon in Downtown Atlanta. Egbert Perry, Integral CEO and Fannie Mae Chairman of the Board, was...
Grassroots Research // Blackstone: Atlanta's Newest Landlord

Grassroots Research // Blackstone: Atlanta’s Newest Landlord

For the last two years private equity firms have been buying up homes in various cities across the country, putting some money towards repairs, and converting them to single family home rental properties with an eye towards securitizing the rent their tenants pay. In Atlanta, the largest investor of this kind has been The Blackstone...
Victory for the Santoro Family

Victory for the Santoro Family

Dear friends, Thanks to your support, Tony and Ladora Santoro are celebrating victory today, just two months after they launched their campaign with the help of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta. Your signatures matter. Your support of Home Defenders matters. Your calls and emails help keep families like the Santoros from losing their homes. Occupy Our...
Housing and Health Go Hand in Hand: Expand Medicaid Now

Housing and Health Go Hand in Hand: Expand Medicaid Now

The foreclosure crisis and health are deeply connected. The cost of housing reduces some people’s ability to take adequate care of their health. Sometimes the cost of medical expenses, through chronic illness or emergency, prevents people from keeping themselves sheltered. Get sick lose your home is unfortunately a story we are all too familiar with,...