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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,...
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...
Victory for Latonia Wilson and Family!

Victory for Latonia Wilson and Family!

With the support of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA) and her community, Ms. Latonia Wilson, a recently unemployed mother of eight children won her housing fight against Performance View LLC and its corrupt owner, Dan West. Last week on Thursday, August 29, 2013, Latonia and her army of supporters (decked out in blue attire as...
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...