FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
Mark Harris
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...
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...
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...
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...
Mark Harris: Week of Action

Mark Harris: Week of Action

Video: Mark Harris vs. Fannie Mae- Homes for All Launch

Video: Mark Harris vs. Fannie Mae- Homes for All Launch

Supporters join Mark Harris at Fannie Mae to demand justice

Supporters join Mark Harris at Fannie Mae to demand justice

Mark Harris, an Occupy Our Homes Atlanta member who has been fighting Fannie Mae for his home since last fall, was joined today outside their regional headquarters by dozens of supporters, and community members, including American Friends Service Committee, Atlanta Jobs With Justice, Teamsters Local 728, and the SCLC. Mark, a Desert Storm veteran, had...
No More Homeless Veterans! Stand With Mark Harris!

No More Homeless Veterans! Stand With Mark Harris!

Mark’s Story: I have worked hard and tried to do the right thing my whole life. I joined the Army in 1982 just out of High School, and served a year in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. After transitioning from active duty I got a job with UPS and was proud to join Teamsters Local...