Community Members Protest ‘Scary’ Practices of Current Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Overseer, Urge Senate to Confirm New FHFA Director This Week Over 60 community members from across the Boston area marched in Dorchester today in a seasonally-themed rally against the ‘monstrous’ practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under current director Ed DeMarco.
“Halt the evictions! Halt the evictions!” These are the sounds of the foreclosure crisis in Boston. About 25 people are making a habit of standing outside the Boston Housing Court to protest the foreclosure and eviction policies of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Publication Date: Tue, 10/15/2013
BY CHRIS FARAONE @FARA1
After too many years of living like a college loan debt pauper in Jamaica Plain, my liver ruled that it was time to find a new space.
Publication Date: Thu, 09/05/2013
At an affordable-housing rally in Chinatown this summer, Long Lin strode out in front, hauling a white bucket he played as a drum. “Keep tenants in their homes!” the 16-year-old chanted as he marched toward the Chinatown Gate with other protesters. “Keep tenants in their homes!”
Publication Date: Sat, 09/07/2013
After a three-day standoff with Fannie Mae, community members and neighbors will set up a Tent City at 21 Pinedale Road in Roslindale. The standoff on Pinedale Road began Monday, when over 100 people assembled in an ‘eviction blockade.’ On Thursday, the groups will come together and break ground on a Tent City, a round-the-clock watch for Fannie Mae’s moving trucks. Mel King and Carlos Arredondo will be there to support Olivé.
More than 100 community members and political leaders joined together in defense of longtime Roslindale resident Olivé Hendricks today, with several willing to physically blockade the home under risk of arrest. A union ironworker, Olivé has been in his Roslindale community for almost twenty years, and fell behind in mortgage payments when he was unable to find work during the recession. In 2010, he was faced with foreclosure and Fannie Mae, who together with Freddie Mac owns or guarantees over half of the US housing market, became his landlord.
Stand with Olivé! Sign his petition and demand Fannie and Freddie listen to the taxpayers that own them!
f the labor movement is to have a future in the United States, it will depend on its ability to show how the issues it champions are not just the concerns of a narrow special interest group. Rather, it must demonstrate that the well-being of all Americans depends upon the fight for dignified working conditions, living wages and necessities like health care.
Publication Date: Fri, 08/17/2012