Atlanta: JoSelf Freeman's eviction was stopped today, but his fight goes onOccupyOurHomes on October 29, 2012
This morning, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta was able to stave of the eviction of JoSelf Freeman, who was facing eviction at the hands of Bank of America and Fannie Mae. JoSelf has a petition going on Start2.OccupyOurHomes.org and has been working with Occupy Our Homes Atlanta to keep his home. Here's the update on this mornings victory from OOH ATL:
With ya'lls help we were able to put off JoSelf's eviction this morning! If it weren't for all the calls, emails, and folks in JoSelf yard there's no doubt that his belongings would be in the yard....
JoSelf has been granted an additional 17 days before another eviction date. That means we have 17 days to building JoSelf campaign and convince Fannie Mae and Bank of America to do the right thing.
For those that haven't seen it, here is JoSelf's story:
JoSelf Freeman bought his home from Bank of America in 2007. Like millions of Americans, JoSelf had no idea that the very financial institutions that claimed to help him secure housing were also betting against his ability to stay in the home.
After the big banks irresponsible behavior caused our whole economy to crash, JoSelf had difficulty making his payments. He applied for a loan modification, and Bank of America (who services the loan) gave him one. All JoSelf had to do was make three trial payments of the modified amount which he could afford, and he would lock in the new affordable monthly payment.
What went wrong? After making his first two payments on time JoSelf received a payment that was 1k too much and was unable to pay. He immediately contacted Bank of America but was given the run around. Just a few months later JoSelf was foreclosed on and he now faces eviction by Fannie Mae (who owns the loan) this Monday!
The sad irony is that JoSelf not only wants to stay in his home, he can afford the modification Bank of America granted him, and then took away.
The fight isn't over for JoSelf, but it's a good day! Please help him out by taking action and telling Fannie Mae and Bank of America to grant him his modification.