FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
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VICTORY! HUD Commits to Reform

VICTORY! HUD Commits to Reform

When we learned that HUD’s Distressed Asset Sales Program (DASP) had been selling off pools of very delinquent mortgages to the highest bidder, we said it had to stop, and they listened! Occupy Our Homes Atlanta joined with housing justice groups across the nation to demanded HUD sell these distressed assets, mortgages, to qualified non-profits...
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 have lived in the community...
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 Aaron Drive SE, Atlanta until...
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! We are fighting against displacement...
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! They wanted to do more...
#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 the home in her divorce,...
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 that Ms. Swan, not her...
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...