FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
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...
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...
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Dekalb County Solicitor Tries to Deny Avondale 4 the Right to Choose Their Counsel

Dekalb County Solicitor Tries to Deny Avondale 4 the Right to Choose Their Counsel

In 1996, Mark Harris purchased his home with a Veterans Affairs (VA) backed loan. For 9 years, Mark Harris lived in his Avondale Estates home and paid his mortgage faithfully. In 2005, his small business was lost to the failing economy and his health was affected by the time he served in Desert Storm. When...
Nazim and Aisha's Commitment to Community

Nazim and Aisha’s Commitment to Community

In many communities there is a strongly held belief in the power of collective work and responsibility. That means that if we are to thrive we must build and maintain our communities together. As we went out to canvass Nazim and Aisha’s neighborhood in early March, their belief in a collective struggle was obvious. Aisha, even...
Keeping Nancy in the Neighborhood: A Senior Citizen Fighting for her Home

Keeping Nancy in the Neighborhood: A Senior Citizen Fighting for her Home

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta defines Aging In Place, as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level”. The practice of creating communities where senior citizens, having contributed so much to their communities, can live out their lives in the...
Affordable Housing Can't Wait

Affordable Housing Can’t Wait

Today, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta is helping to tell the true story of America’s housing affordability crisis by promoting the The Right to the City Alliance’s Can’t Wait List. The Can’t Wait List is a project of the Homes for All Campaign. Homes For All is “building the power of our communities to advocate for...
What a Weekend!: The Tale of Our First Ever Housing Justice Academy

What a Weekend!: The Tale of Our First Ever Housing Justice Academy

This is Sarah and Mariam from Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA) and we’re proud to share with y’all our experiences taking part in the very first Occupy Our Homes Housing Justice Academy held here this past weekend. We had folks from all over the Southeast join us– from Florida to Louisiana to Tennessee– to develop...
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 average person probably would have...
#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 Atlanta to demand relief for...
Housing Justice Academy

Housing Justice Academy

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta and the American Friends Service Committee would like to invite you to attend our first ever Housing Justice Academy in Atlanta October 26-28. The housing crisis has hit the Southeast especially hard. Thousands of families have already lost their homes, neighborhoods have been destroyed, and despite the media’s attempt to claim...
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 being foreclosed on and evicted...
Jaye's Day in Court vs. Hugh Trotti & Warehouse Lofts

Jaye’s Day in Court vs. Hugh Trotti & Warehouse Lofts

When a judge calls you a “model tenant” and states that he would love to have you as a renter, you assume he would rule in your favor. However, this assumption was disproved last Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 when a DeKalb County judge concluded that Jaye Crawford’s landlord, Hugh Trotti of Warehouse Lofts, is not...
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 bone marrow cancer, was facing...
Jaye Crawford Gets Court Date with Nonresponsive Landlord

Jaye Crawford Gets Court Date with Nonresponsive Landlord

OOHA Member Jaye Crawford is known throughout Atlanta as an organizer of all things anti-GMO. For years she has campaigned tirelessly for the labeling of genetically modified foods and food security in general. Jaye and her daughter have lived in their studio apartment for 13 years. Jaye runs her personal fitness business out of her...