“My name is ________, and I’m calling from _______. I’m deeply disappointed that Bank of America would continue to attempt to kick Flavia Perry out of her house after she was sold a predatory loan. Instead of putting another person on the street, Bank of America should keep Flavia in her home at affordable rate. We demand that Bank of America negotiate now!”
On Tuesday, April 30th, Bank of America is trying to renew Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson member Flavia Perry’s predatory foreclosure in court. It’s time to Defend Flavia Perry! It’s time to fight for Homes For All against another unjust foreclosure.
>On April 30th, at 9am we will be calling a rally in Hulme Park, Poughkeepsie.
>At 9:25, we will Occupy the Courtroom, wearing our red Nobody Leaves t-shirts. We will be silent and orderly as we show the strength of our support for Flavia Perry.
>Immediately after court, we will hold A People’s Trial of Bank of America at the Civic Center Plaza.
The last three years of Flavia Perry’s life have encapsulated the many different forms of
abuse and exploitation that characterize the ongoing foreclosure crisis. She was a victim of a predatory loan, legal deception, scams, and harassment that characterize the fate of working people living in a system of homes speculated on for profit, not built for people. An immigrant from Jamaica currently living in Wappingers Falls, New York, Flavia never expected the American Dream of home ownership to turn into a nightmare.
Like many other immigrants, Flavia was the victim of a predatory loan. Even though she
hired a lawyer to help her understand her mortgage, Flavia was manipulated into a 7-year
balloon mortgage. Believing that she had signed a 30-year fixed mortgage, Flavia diligently made her payments for seven years. But then the balloon payment came, and Flavia faced the loss of her home. She still has the letter congratulating her on her 30-year fixed mortgage, but her home, owned by Freddie Mac, is in foreclosure.
Meanwhile, Flavia lost her job as a caregiver, her health to disease, and her peace of
mind to the bank. Like many workers in the Great Recession, she faced the prospect of no work in tough times. Facing displacement, Flavia was victimized by a foreclosure “help” scam, which took thousands from her and left her sleeping on the floor in fear of eviction.
Flavia is now a member of Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, and she is fighting back.
Immigrant women of color have been the frequent targets of the banks, but now they are on the front lines of the struggle to create housing for all.
Was your home in the foreclosure process in 2009-2010?
And was your mortgage loan serviced by one of these companies?
- America’s Servicing Company
- Aurora Loan Services
- BAC Home Loans Servicing
- Bank of America
- Mortgage Company
- Financial Freedom
- GMAC Mortgage
- IndyMac Mortgage Services
- MetLife Bank
- National City Mortgage
- PNC Mortgage
- Sovereign Bank
- SunTrust Mortgage
- U.S. Bank
- Wachovia Mortgage
- Washington Mutual (WaMu)
- Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
- Wilshire Credit Corporation
If you believe foreclosure errors cost you money, you can request a free review of your mortgage foreclosure file by a neutral party. You give up nothing by requesting a review and wave no rights by accepting compensation.
If an error is found, you could revieve a payment or other compensation that may include refunded fees, stopping of a foreclosure, or payments up to $125,000 plus equity.
For more information, visit www.independentforeclosurereview.com or call 1-888-952-9105 for a toll-free information hotline.
Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson can help! Call us at (845) 481-0703, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for filing is at the end of the year, so act now!
We demand that Fannie Mae stop the eviction of the Weyant family. We demand that Fannie Mae negotiate a fair loan with John Weyant.
John has lived in his house since 1999. He went into foreclosure in 2009 after he lost his job with the Wappingers school district after working for 17 years, became disabled, and went on Social Security Disability.
He is the parent of US Army soldier, John Jr., who is fighting in Afghanistan right now. He is scheduled to come home in January, the same time as when John is scheduled to be evicted. John would like his son to be able to come back to his real home instead of a vacant one owned by Fannie Mae.
The unethical and illegal practices of big banks like Fannie Mae caused the economy to collapse in 2008, after which the banks were bailed out by public tax dollars. Not only was Fannie Mae bailed out, but they are now publicly owned. Fannie Mae helped cause a crisis that has ruined the lives of millions of taxpayers, yet wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for taxpayers’ money. Instead of throwing a taxpayer and a veteran onto the street, Fannie Mae should instead offer John and John Jr. a loan modification that they can afford.
You can support the Weyant Family by:
- Signing their petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/fannie-mae-don-t-evict-a-disabled-man-and-his-son-as-he-returns-from-afghanistan
- Attending Nobody Leaves’ community vigil on Saturday, November 17th @5 PM at 36 Cary Avenue, Fishkill 12524. Sign up here.
- Contacting Fannie Mae’s Lawyer, and telling Fannie Mae not to evict the Weyant family, and to negotiate a loan that they can afford: Gillian Brown, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, Attorney in Fact for Fannie Mae (516.741.2585 ext. 148)
- Contacting Fannie Mae’s Media Relations Director and telling Fannie Mae that the community will fight this eviction until a fair loan is negotiated: Andrew Wilson (202.752.5168)
On September 12, 2012, hundreds will take to the streets and march on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s regional New York offices to demand that the taxpayer owned mortgage giants clean out foreclosure policies and bureaucrats that protect big bank profits at the expense of taxpayers, communities and families. The march will be led by families directly affected by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac’s foreclosure policies from throughout the northeast many of whom are traveling hundreds of miles from many different cities to bring their demands to Fannie & Freddie’s doorstep.