The hardest part of battling eviction is the not knowing, Lavette Sealls said. “You’re always living on edge because you know eventually you might have to move,” she said. “You go on fighting as hard as you can.”
Police Clear Out Foreclosed Home Occupied By Protesters
on Boston Magazine Online, June 12, 2014 by Steve Annear
Boston Police swiftly cleared out furniture and other living amenities from a foreclosed Dorchester home this week, owned by Fannie Mae, after two people occupied it as part of a protest to rising housing costs, predatory loans, and evictions citywide.Read more
CITY LIFELINE: WILL BOSTON LEAD THE COUNTRY OUT OF FORECLOSURE?
in Dig Boston on June 17, 2014 by Chris Faraone
Sometimes the best way to make a point is to commit a defensible crime. And so earlier this month, more than a hundred Boston residents and allies occupied a vacant, foreclosed home on Norwell Street in Dorchester. Once there, organizers settled in a family that had previously been booted from another house, and also built a pop-up pirate radio station with a rooftop antenna to broadcast their message: The housing crisis isn’t over!Read more
Activists continue protest over housing access
In The Boston Globe on June 11, 2014, by Jacqueline Tempera
A coalition of community groups protested outside a foreclosed Dorchester home Tuesday and called for more affordable housing in Boston.
The group, made up of seven nonprofit organizations, took to Norwell Street for the second time this week. Over the weekend, the group attempted to move a homeless family into the vacant house, only to be driven out by law enforcement officials, said Darnell Johnson, a coalition spokesman.Read more
Protestors occupy vacant house, rally for housing
in The Boston Globe on June 8, 2014, by Claire McNeill
Housing Activists Plan Pirate Radio Broadcast From Occupied Dorchester Duplex This Weekend
By Dave Goodman
BOSTON/Dorchester – The vacant two family house on Norwell Street in Dorchester stands as a reminder that the foreclosure crisis continues to haunt Boston. But starting on Saturday morning and continuing throughout the weekend, the house will be filled with the sounds of activists and media makers as Jamaica Plain based advocacy organization, City Life/Vida Urbana, occupies the property and commences a pirate radio broadcast of the proceedings.Read more