Here's a report from Malcolm Chu, coordinator of the No One Leaves Campaign-Springfield::
|Ms. Williams' daughter on the steps of her home|
As a result the foreclosure auction has been POSTPONED to March 24th, 2011 at 11AM. We will be ready to come back out in larger numbers if the bank does not negotiate with Ms. Williams and her family. After foreclosure, the bank can't get more than the real market value of the house anyway, so why not work with Ms. Williams to reduce the principal amount owed to current market value and keep her in her home, instead of leaving another family homeless and another home vacant!
On Thursday February 24th, we are planning to protest 2 more foreclosure auctions. We will keep you posted on the status of these families' struggle.
Thursday February 24th at 9:30 AM
12-14 Foster Street, Springfield, MA
Pena Family Foreclosure Auction Protest
Thursday February 24th at 12:30PM
29 Verge Street, Springfield, MA
For more information or to get more involved in the growing Bank Tenant Movement in Springfield:
Photos by Arise interns Emily and Katy