When: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 4:30pm-5:30pm Where: 49 Speedwell Street, Dorchester (the home of Domingo Franco) What: Announcement of Lawsuit, Vigil to Urge Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac to Create Affordable Housing
A U.S. Federal Judge has ruled that Freddie Mac likely violated a state law designed to stabilize communities and protect homeowners. The ruling came in a case filed by Rosanna and Ramon Suero, who are trying to buy back their Dorchester home they lost to foreclosure during the height of the financial crisis.
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Ramon Suero’s search for a solution to his family’s post-foreclosure eviction by Freddie Mac has taken him from rallies in his hometown of Boston to marches on Freddie and Fannie offices in New York City, from meetings with the head lawyer of FHFA – the government bank’s regulatory agency – to a protest in Washington DC disrupting the Congressional testimony of FHFA acting director Ed DeMarco.
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.