After fighting to stay in his home for over a year, JoSelf Freeman reached out to Occupy Our Homes Atlanta for help. With JoSelf leading the charge we organized several demonstrations in front of the bank, we started an online petition, and hundreds of people across the country called and emailed the bank asking them to make a deal to keep JoSelf in his home.
Bank of America claimed that they would work on a modification for JoSelf, them turned around and offered him a cash for keys deal to get him of his home.
JoSelf just sent the following letter to Bank of America’s Special Servicing Advocate Brian Gertz and hasn’t yet received a reply:
Dear Mr. Gertz,
For many reasons, I ask that you abandon your quest to remove me from my home. This is very difficult for me. You are so persistent, I’m beginning to believe that you have discovered oil on this property.What’s up?!
My son, Burundi-Soweto, is 14 and made his school basket ball team…now, how do I ask him to leave to go to another school? How do you move from a house, with a garage and storage, into an apartment? What do with the lawn equipment and thousands of tools for home maintenance? How do you justify your actions when you know that this process is illegal.
I’m to old to move. I don’t have the energy and I’m scheduled for a knee replacement surgery. I must have shelter, so I can’t think of a better place then where I am. This is the first time I’ve had neighbors in the true sense of the word. Don’t ask me to leave! My son and I are happy with my Neighborhood. Put yourself in my place.
Think about it.