FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE IN ATLANTA
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Help Us! Make Our Fight Visible!

Help Us! Make Our Fight Visible!

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta is so excited about the amazing work we’ve launch alongside residents in communities surrounding Turner Field(Peoplstown,Summerhill,Mechanicsvilles, and Pittsburgh). As you may know the eye of developers have been fixed on that area. Rent is already on the rise, affordable housing units are at risk. Families that have lived in the community...
Housing Justice Training-Peoplestown

Housing Justice Training-Peoplestown

Join us! April 18th From 10-2pm Housing Justice Training-Peoplestown      DON’T MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT HOUSING JUSTICE….AND ORGANIZE TO WIN! ¨  Free Tenant Rights Legal Clinic! ¨ Build A Local Housing Justice Movement! ¨ Fight Against Unfair Evictions and Foreclosures…..and WIN! ¨ Get the Benefits from Development Your Neighborhood Deserves!  
BIG Things are Happening in Peoplestown!

BIG Things are Happening in Peoplestown!

Big things are happening in Peoplestown! We are spreading the word about housing justice by going door to door in the neighborhoods surrounding Turner Field. It is a huge job and we need your help! Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7pm and Saturday 12-2pm at PRC 1101 Hank Aaron Drive SE, Atlanta until...
OOHA Joins the Turner Field Benefits Coaliton!

OOHA Joins the Turner Field Benefits Coaliton!

We are proud to be a resident led organization and we want to ensure that all of our resident fighters have their voices heard, and their interest protected! We have joined the Turner Field Coalition and we are working hard to spread the work that these neighborhoods need housing justice! We are fighting against displacement...
Alternative Spring Break-University of Iowa

Alternative Spring Break-University of Iowa

Instead of a traditonal spring break, 20 students from the University of Iowa came to visit us at OOHA and they were ready to get to work! We talked about the problems facing the neighborhood surrounding Turner Fiend, and they event heard from one of our resident fighters, Michele Swan! They wanted to do more...
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...
HUD is helping Wall Street find another way to make money off of the crisis!

HUD is helping Wall Street find another way to make money off of the crisis!

Yesterday, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta, struggling homeowners, and allies delivered a demand letter and a petition signed by 11,000 people to officials at the Marietta Street office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and rallied outside to call for a revision of HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP). DASP is a...
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...
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...
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...