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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...
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...
Affordable Housing Can't Wait

Affordable Housing Can’t Wait

Today, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta is helping to tell the true story of America’s housing affordability crisis by promoting the The Right to the City Alliance’s Can’t Wait List. The Can’t Wait List is a project of the Homes for All Campaign. Homes For All is “building the power of our communities to advocate for...
What a Weekend!: The Tale of Our First Ever Housing Justice Academy

What a Weekend!: The Tale of Our First Ever Housing Justice Academy

This is Sarah and Mariam from Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA) and we’re proud to share with y’all our experiences taking part in the very first Occupy Our Homes Housing Justice Academy held here this past weekend. We had folks from all over the Southeast join us– from Florida to Louisiana to Tennessee– to develop...
Housing Justice Academy

Housing Justice Academy

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta and the American Friends Service Committee would like to invite you to attend our first ever Housing Justice Academy in Atlanta October 26-28. The housing crisis has hit the Southeast especially hard. Thousands of families have already lost their homes, neighborhoods have been destroyed, and despite the media’s attempt to claim...
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...
Victory for Latonia Wilson and Family!

Victory for Latonia Wilson and Family!

With the support of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA) and her community, Ms. Latonia Wilson, a recently unemployed mother of eight children won her housing fight against Performance View LLC and its corrupt owner, Dan West. Last week on Thursday, August 29, 2013, Latonia and her army of supporters (decked out in blue attire as...