4 PM, Thursday, June 21
535 Griswold, Detroit
Demand that PNC Return the Cruz Family Home
Demand that PNC Reverse the Foreclosure of Jerome Jackson
Join demonstrations in over one dozen cities!
The Cruz family, whose home went into foreclosure when PNC Bank mishandled an online payment. Although PNC executives have acknowledged their error and repeatedly told Cruz supporters that they are working on a solution, their actions have shown the opposite. They have refused to work with the family, instead working with Freddie Mac and the city of Minneapolis to launch a series of costly police raids against home, resulting in 23 arrests in less than a week.
Alejandra and David Cruz are active community members in the Twin Cities who have tirelessly advocated for the DREAM Act and educational equity for immigrant students.
Jerome Jackson, a paraplegic since the age of 14, is facing eviction from a specially modified, wheelchair-accessible home that he has lived in since 2004. CLS, funded by Wayne County, urged Jerome to move into the home, with a promise to pay the bulk of the mortgage payment, since he was on a fixed income. Then in 2009, CLS reneged on their agreement, causing the foreclosure and threatened eviction
PNC Bank, and now Fannie Mae (which insured the loan and bought the home at Sheriff’s auction), have refused to work with Mr. Jackson and have filed a complaint to evict him from his home.