Today we are beginning a founding drive with an online fundraiser. We’ve achieved incredible things as a small, volunteer group, but we need your help to become a permanent organization. Please visit Igg.me/at/nlmh or click the card below to donate, and share via facebook, email, and twitter.
Join us in celebrating a holiday victory against Chase Bank! Beth Perry, a committed Nobody Leaves member, has had her foreclosure action closed by the NYS Supreme Court after the bank missed a filing date. Beth’s struggle for a modification will continue with your support, but this buys her much needed time.
Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson member Jim Oakman is fighting for the home he grew up in, in Fishkill, NY. He qualifies for a federally administered HAMP modification, but Wells Fargo is refusing to work with him. Sign this petition to keep Jim and his son in their home with the modification that they deserve. Every signature counts!
Jim surrounded by the home defenders of Nobody Leaves.
Check out Issue 1 Volume 1 of The Home Defender, the official newsletter of Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson. Thanks to editors Caroline Stanton, Carolyn Phillips, and Alex Deane.
Click here: The Home Defender (1.1 Summer 2013)
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Flavia Perry’s impending auction has been cancelled! Together we have defended Flavia Perry’s home! Bank of America and the owner of the loan, Freddie Mac, have called off her auction and confirmed that they are now willing to work with her to achieve an affordable loan modification instead of an auction of her home. This was confirmed by Bank of America representative Andres Escobar last week. This is the biggest victory we’ve ever scored against the big banks here in the Hudson Valley.
This victory was only possible because we used both the shield of legal defense and the sword of public offense. We marched to the courthouse and held a trial of Bank of America in April. We got our elected officials to send letters. We called in to TJ Crawford. We marched and sang and shut down Bank of America in June. We had an incredible team of legal allies countering the banks illegal practices. Together we won.
So thanks goes out to everyone who marched, rallied, and sang with us. To those who called in and who wrote letters. To all the homeowners who fought for Flavia’s home just as hard as they fought for their own. And thanks especially goes to Flavia and her family for never giving up in their long struggle for justice. Foreclosure is not an individual problem, it is a collective injustice that demands a collective response. Through solidarity and struggle we created that collective response, and Bank of America and loan owner Freddie Mac were forced to listen.
The bank has offered Flavia a trial modification that she hopes will lead to an affordable loan modification payment plan to keep her and her family in their home and a part of our community. It is our hope that Bank of America and Freddie Mac will continue to work with the Perry family in good faith to reach a final modification agreement. Stay tuned for updates on our progress!
Together in the struggle, we shall not be moved!
Thanks to months of your pressure, Bank of America is working with two Dutchess county families on loan modifications. It’s a great step, but we need your help to make sure they deliver on their promise! Join us on June 22nd at 9am to demand, “Bank of America, Deliver On Your Promise!”
- Flavia Perry needs a modification because she was sold a predatory balloon mortgage.
- Dave Hargett and Kim Wood, a military family, need a modification because tough times and high expenses have made their loan unaffordable.
Join them on Saturday, June 22nd at 9am, at Flavia’s house at 2 Hackensack Heights Road in Wappingers Falls.
Thanks for your participation in past Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson actions! Can you make it out on June 22nd to support these families? Click here to RSVP and get directions.
Sign and share to hold Bank of America and Freddie Mac accountable! Every signature counts.