FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
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...
Overcoming Illness and Foreclosure: Zannie Jackson's Struggle

Overcoming Illness and Foreclosure: Zannie Jackson’s Struggle

As Zannie Jackson sifted through a mountain of pictures featuring his 12-year-old son through the years, he beamed with pride. Any onlooker could plainly see that his son means the world to him. Zannie has a lot to live for — that’s why he’s fighting his battles so hard. The...
#Not1MoreEviction: The Grande Finale of OOHA’s Housing Justice Academy

#Not1MoreEviction: The Grande Finale of OOHA’s Housing Justice Academy

The attendees of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta’s first ever Housing Justice Academy wasted no time using their newly acquired nonviolent action skills. On the final day of our three-day training, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, participants from around the Southeast converged on Republican Senator Johnny Isakson’s office on Cumberland Boulevard in...
Victory for Mildred Garrison-Obi and Occupy Our Homes Atlanta!

Victory for Mildred Garrison-Obi and Occupy Our Homes Atlanta!

On Monday, September 23, 2013, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA) stood alongside Mildred Garrison-Obi in Stone Mountain, Ga. to announce and celebrate her victory. Cameras were on the scene for a press conference Monday afternoon as Mildred recalled her courageous story of liberating her home in March of 2013 after...
Retired Police Detective & Cancer Patient Jacqueline Barber Wins Her Home!

Retired Police Detective & Cancer Patient Jacqueline Barber Wins Her Home!

  After an almost year long fight, we’re elated to announce that Occupy Our Homes Atlanta member Jacqueline Barber has worked out a deal that will keep her and her family in their home for good! Jacqueline, a retired police detective who has been fighting a form of blood and...
Desert Storm Veteran Mark Harris Evicted at Gunpoint

Desert Storm Veteran Mark Harris Evicted at Gunpoint

This morning Occupy Our Homes Atlanta home defender Mark Harris woke up to a knock on his door. When he looked out his peep hole he saw Dekalb County Marshals with guns drawn and aimed at his door. He stepped outside to tell them he had a Temporary Restraining Order...
"I'm Home Again - The Chains are Broken!" Toni's Liberated Home

“I’m Home Again – The Chains are Broken!” Toni’s Liberated Home

A month ago Toni Furman was evicted from her Lithonia home. Since being evicted she has been fighting and organizing to get back into her home. This past Monday, June 10th, she moved back in and liberated her home with the help of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta. The outpouring of...
Justice for the Figaro Family

Justice for the Figaro Family

Mike Figaro’s Story: A few years ago I moved to Atlanta from California. My family and I had saved money and commissioned a house to be built by John Wieland Homes. Because my wife is disabled we had it built with full handicapped access and an elevator so my wife could...
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Mike and Patrice Figaro Brushed Aside by County Commissioner

Mike and Patrice Figaro Brushed Aside by County Commissioner

In 2006 Mike and Patrice Figaro invested most of their savings to build a house in South Fulton county. Upon arriving in Georgia from California to live in their newly commissioned home, they were immediately confronted with dire issues. Their wiring was hazardous, causing hot water heaters, televisions, double ovens, and a jacuzzi bathtub to...
Mark's Eviction and Resistance

Mark’s Eviction and Resistance

On Saturday afternoon 30 community members gathered in the front yard of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta home defender Mark Harris’s home to fend off a second eviction threat by Avondale Estates police at the behest of Fannie Mae, the owner of  Harris’s home loan. Four non-violent home defenders were arrested, including Harris, a disabled Desert Storm...
Latonia Wilson Fights Shady Investor

Latonia Wilson Fights Shady Investor

  Dan West: Atlanta’s Most Wanted “Shady Bro”   How many companies can fit inside of an imaginary office? More than you would guess (assuming you guessed zero). A number of companies owned by Dan West, a local “businessman,” are publicly listed as being located at 2020 Howell Mill Road NW, Suite C-358, Atlanta, GA...
Occupy Our Homes Atlanta presents award to McCalla Raymer, LLC

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta presents award to McCalla Raymer, LLC

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta showed up unscheduled at the law firm of McCalla Raymer (1544 Old Alabama Rd Roswell, GA 30076) today to present them with the prestigious family displacement award! McCalla Raymer has been instrumental in assisting banks in their effort to steal wealth from hard working Georgia residents. McCalla Raymer has excelled at...
Victory for Parkwood Farms!

Victory for Parkwood Farms!

After lots of public pressure and seven months of negotiations, Parkwood Farms is free from the clutches of the bank!   On Tuesday June 25th, Dr. Marilyn Peterson signed papers finalizing the end of her struggle to keep her home, and the home of Parkwood Farms Therapy Center. The day was filled with hugs and...
Cenlar: Keep Toni in Her Liberated Home!

Cenlar: Keep Toni in Her Liberated Home!

Click here to sign her petition On Monday June 10th Occupy Our Homes Atlanta and Toni Furman took back the home she was evicted from on May 7th 2013.   On May 7th of this year, Toni Furman was in her Lithonia home when she heard someone breaking down the back door. “They kicked the back door...
State Home Mortgage: Don't foreclose on LaTonia Lee and her daughter Aniyah!

State Home Mortgage: Don’t foreclose on LaTonia Lee and her daughter Aniyah!

LaTonia and her daughter Aniyah moved into their Conyers, GA home in 2008. At the time LaTonia was getting back on her feet after a divorce and had a secure job as a school teacher. Then her school was closed and the entire staff was laid off. She lived off savings while trying to work...
Jaye and her daughter must stay! Hold their shady landlord accountable!

Jaye and her daughter must stay! Hold their shady landlord accountable!

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta member Jaye Crawford is fighting to stay in the studio apartment she lives and works out of. Her landlord is refusing to let her stay after she has complained about a neighbor’s noisy dog keeping her and her daughter up at all hours. If Jaye and her daughter are put out...
Special Delivery To State Home Mortgage!

Special Delivery To State Home Mortgage!

On Friday May 24, 2013, I along with OOHA members Bekah Ward and Toni Ferguson, my pastor and two ladies from my church, met at 60 Executive Park South to deliver a letter to Ms. Laurel Hart. Upon our arrival into the building, we were asked who we wanted to see by a very nasty...
OOHA Fights for Justice at the Department of Justice

OOHA Fights for Justice at the Department of Justice

On Monday May 20th 500 residents and activists took to the streets in our nation’s capital to demand that Eric Holder hold Wall Street accountable and the Department of Justice actually serve justice to the bankers that are taking our homes. Our march blocked the main door of the Department of Justice as we demanded an audience...
Wasted Wealth: Atlanta, GA

Wasted Wealth: Atlanta, GA

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta joined with groups around the nation to complete a study of homeowner housing wealth lost in 2012. Keep in mind that 2012 was not the height of the crisis. In fact many bill it as the year the housing recovery finally arrived. However, millions of homeowners remain underwater, and on average...

VICTORY: Obama nominates Mel Watt to #DumpDeMarco!

In the first step towards the ultimate victory of massive principal reduction and the firing of FHFA acting head Edward DeMarco, President Obama nominated NC Rep. Mel Watt to head the FHFA. Our hopes are that the nomination will succeed and Rep. Watt will enact a principal reduction program to help millions of struggling Americans....