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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A small piece of good news

I love the sentiments demonstrated by the article shown here and hope that it will spread to other people who are being evicted. I believe that some leeway should be shown to those who were harmed by this collapse as it was clearly not there fault.

I would suggest that police and local governments take several clear and simple steps to add decency back into the housing crisis
  1. Unless the bank has the physical document of the mortgage, they cannot repossess the house; this is simply a matter of the law that has been overlooked with the rise of robo-signing. 
  2. As an act of civil disobedience, simply refuse to evict certain demographics from their houses for defaulting on their mortgages; this is not to give them back ownership of their home, but rather to allow them to stay inside during the winter
    1. Do not evict the elderly or disabled who have no place to go.
    2. Do not evict those with small children, as these children will be severely affected by homelessness.
    3. Do not evict returning service members as they deserve better after fighting for our country. 
  3. If you must evict somebody of compromised health, age, or ability, direct them to the nearest shelter or support group so that they can receive prompt and adequate assistance with their situation 
Article from ThinkProgress.com

Movers And Sheriff’s Deputies Refuse Bank’s Order To Evict 103-Year-Old Atlanta Woman

103-year-old Vita Lee. (Photo credit: WSB TV)
Yesterday, a Deutsche Bank branch in Atlanta had requested the eviction of Vita Lee, a 103-year-old Atlanta woman, and her 83-year-old daughter. Both were terrified of being removed from their home of 53 years and had no idea where they’d go next.
But when the movers hired by the bank and police were dispatched to evict the two women, they had a change of heart. In a huge victory for the 99 Percent, the movers “took one look at” Lee and decided not to go through with it. Watch WSB TV’s Channel 2′s video report about the incident:
The stress of the possible eviction made Lee’s daughter ill; she was rushed to the hospital the same day. Lee had one message for Deutsche Bank: “Please don’t come in and disturb me no more. When I’m gone you all can come back and do whatever they want to.”

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