FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
REO to Rental
Grassroots Research // Blackstone: Atlanta's Newest Landlord

Grassroots Research // Blackstone: Atlanta’s Newest Landlord

For the last two years private equity firms have been buying up homes in various cities across the country, putting some money towards repairs, and converting them to single family home rental properties with an eye towards securitizing the rent their tenants pay. In Atlanta, the largest investor of this kind has been The Blackstone...
Drama On The Court House Steps

Drama On The Court House Steps

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta, struggling homeowners, renters, and community members showed up on the Fulton Country Court steps on Tuesday February 5th as the foreclosure auction was taking place to confront investors and expose a troubling new trend being tested in the Atlanta housing market. Our communities have suffered enough from Wall Street’s greed. The...
OOHA Testifies At Public Hearing

OOHA Testifies At Public Hearing

This past Wednesday State Senator Vincent Fort hosted a public hearing on unfair foreclosures and mortgage loans. Around ten other legislators joined Senator Fort for the hearing, which focused on exploring a few basic questions including; 1) Why is the state failing to distribute $339 million(through HomeSafe Georgia) available to assist homeowners faced with foreclosure?...
The Ugly Truth About the "Housing Recovery"

The Ugly Truth About the “Housing Recovery”

By Shabnam Bashiri Every day, it seems a new report comes out praising the ongoing housing recovery. In Georgia, home prices are up 5 percent over last year, a year in which we also had one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. Seems a little odd, doesn’t it? Don’t foreclosures usually drive down...
The facts behind Invitation Homes and Blackstone

The facts behind Invitation Homes and Blackstone

Across the United States Blackstone Group LP is spending billions of dollars to buy homes that have been foreclosed on or are facing foreclosure. They released an infomercial a few months ago but it was lacking some information. We recently made sure the facts made it into the video.