"Occupied" Real Estate

Dozens of protesters flooded Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood last week denouncing the widespread practice of foreclosure, both locally and around the nation. "We need to let people know that this community belongs to us, these foreclosure houses belong to us, and we're out here to reclaim them," said New York City Councilman Charles Barron.

 

News and Information:

Minnesota Faith Leaders Call for Moratorium on Foreclosures (Faith in Public Life, December 14, 2011)

Gloria Munder
December 14th, 2011 11:03 am

Not so many that I know of in my town but not far away--Plainfield NJ--has one of the highest rates in the country. Pathetic. As one of the women in this video says "if they can bail out the banks, why can't they bail out the homeowners." Ordinary people deserve a break and massive foreclosures destroy communities and families. It's good to see church people getting involved in this.

December 14th, 2011 10:19 am

Have many people in your neighborhood lost their homes due to foreclosure?

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