FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
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#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 the home in her divorce,...
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 that Ms. Swan, not her...
Victory for Zannie Jackson!

Victory for Zannie Jackson!

Zannie Jackson of Lithia Springs, GA is celebrating two victories today. His health is finally improving and he has won an affordable modification that will keep him in his home for years to come! When he bought a home for his family in 2005, Zannie invested countless dollars in fixing it up only to see...
Victory for Zannie Jackson!

Victory for Zannie Jackson!

Zannie Jackson of Lithia Springs, GA is celebrating two victories today. His health is finally improving and he has won an affordable modification that will keep him in his home for years to come! When he bought a home for his family in 2005, Zannie invested countless dollars in fixing it up only to see...
Success for DBABS Construction!

Success for DBABS Construction!

Thanks to your support, the sisters of DBABS Construction are celebrating their successful campaign with Occupy Our Homes Atlanta today. Your petition signatures, call-ins, and participation in our Wednesday actions have produced a positive outcome for this family-owned local business. Great work!!! Brunetta sent along this message and we want to pass it along to...
The Avondale 4: Fighting for the Right to Protest

The Avondale 4: Fighting for the Right to Protest

Fighting for the Right to Protest: The Avondale 4 in Court, May 14th Debrief May 14, 2014, Decatur, Georgia — On Wednesday, May 14th at 1:30 pm at 556 North            McDonough in the Dekalb County Courthouse, approximately 30 people gathered to support  U.S. Army Veteran, Mark Harris and members of Occupy Our Homes...
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...
Victory for the Santoro Family

Victory for the Santoro Family

Dear friends, Thanks to your support, Tony and Ladora Santoro are celebrating victory today, just two months after they launched their campaign with the help of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta. Your signatures matter. Your support of Home Defenders matters. Your calls and emails help keep families like the Santoros from losing their homes. Occupy Our...
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...
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...