Jul 272012
 

Press Release: Save Maria Dolores’ Home from Fannie Mae!

Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
What: Save Maria Dolores’ Home from Fannie Mae!
When: Monday, July 30, 11am
Where: 1 South Wacker Dr. (Fannie Mae Midwest Regional offices – Chicago)

PRESS CONTACTS:
Jorge Ortiz 773-954-3614
Megan Selby 812-391-0491

Maria Dolores’ Case
Fannie Mae is trying to evict Maria Dolores, a member of Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction in Chicago. Fannie Mae bought her home from OneWest Bank and has told Maria she needs to be out in the next several weeks. But they’re picking on the wrong homeowner! Maria has lived in her house for 15 years and is determined to keep it. Come stand with her as we demand that Fannie Mae return her home. Maria, her family, friends and neighbors, are committed to occupying her home permanently, or until Fannie Mae chooses to negotiate with her.

Maria Dolores is also acting on behalf of the millions of homeowners that have lost their home or who are facing displacement.  Jennifer Britt of Detroit, Michigan, is a homeowner who is also fighting to keep her home from Fannie Mae.  Jennifer, her family, and hundreds of supporters have stood at her home demanding that Fannie Mae stop the eviction, and negotiate with her. Jerome Jackson, also of Detroit and whom is also being threatened with eviction from Fannie Mae, will be in Chicago for this Monday’s protest/press conference, representing himself, Jennifer Britt, and thousand more facing displacement at the hands of Fannie Mae.

About Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction
Working in various communities in and around Chicago, Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction fights to keep people in their homes, and to claim land for people who are homeless. The homeowners and tenants that lead Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction believe that housing is a human right, and they recognize that big banks’ predatory lending practices and subprime mortgage loans have been the main cause of the current housing crisis. For more info, see http://stopeviction.wordpress.com.

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