FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
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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...
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...
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...