FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
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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...
The Figaro's Fight Continues!

The Figaro’s Fight Continues!

In 2006 Mike and Patrice Figaro spent most of their savings on a house in South Fulton County. When they arrived to Georgia from California to live in their new home, they were immediately confronted with a nightmare of a home. Their wiring was hazardous, causing hot water heaters, televisions, ovens, and a jacuzzi bathtub...
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...
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 against Fannie Mae moving through...
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...
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...
Mike Figaro confronts John Wieland Homes local executives

Mike Figaro confronts John Wieland Homes local executives

On a cloudy May Day Mike Figaro and about 10 supporters walked into the Smyrna office of John Wieland Homes with a letter to deliver and grievances to air. They walked into the office, representative of the suburban sprawl trademarked by John Wieland Homes, and asked to speak to someone in charge of securing permits...
Action for Jacqueline Barber in Minneapolis, MN

Action for Jacqueline Barber in Minneapolis, MN

On Monday April 29th activists from Occupy Homes Minnesota (OHMN) took to a local GMAC office and held a banner reading “Jacqueline Barber’s blood will be on your hands / GMAC Don’t Evict.” After disturbing the work, and hopefully the moral sensibilities, of many GMAC employees, a representative spoke with the folks from OHMN. GMAC...
Dump DeMarco: Keep Mark Harris in His Home

Dump DeMarco: Keep Mark Harris in His Home

The week of April 8th was a busy one for Mark Harris and Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA). On Monday April 8th anonymous activists dropped two banners over the downtown connector during morning rush hour. They read “#DumpDeMarco” and “Fannie Mae Settle with Mark Today”. They hung over the side of the 5th street bridge...