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
- 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.
- 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
- Do not evict the elderly or disabled who have no place to go.
- Do not evict those with small children, as these children will be severely affected by homelessness.
- Do not evict returning service members as they deserve better after fighting for our country.
- 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