FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
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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!  
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...
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...
Civil Disruption: The Atlanta Press Club Luncheon with Egbert Perry

Civil Disruption: The Atlanta Press Club Luncheon with Egbert Perry

Today, at the Commerce Club on Peachtree St., Occupy Our Homes Atlanta went business casual, but we’re never going business-as-usual. Atlanta residents fighting for housing justice and Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA) activists attended The Atlanta Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon in Downtown Atlanta. Egbert Perry, Integral CEO and Fannie Mae Chairman of the Board, was...
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...