Demand that Fannie Mae stop the eviction of S. Baxter Jones
Support Baxter in court!
Thursday, April 4, 9:30 AM
231 W. Lafayette
Room 1042, court room of Judge Walter Shapiro
UPDATE: We were contacted by Officer Gary Boike, a Federal Court officer, who watched the video of Baxter. He requested that people with disabilities who need wheelchair access to the court house call him at 313-234-5641. He will direct you to an entrance on Fort Street to use and provide further assistance. It sounds the Federal court building is not really accessible! S. Baxter Jones’ case is up first so please arrive before 9:30 AM.
Parking and Public Transportation
The Detroit People Mover’s Michigan Ave. and Fort/Cass stations are a block away from the courthouse. Parking meters are available on the far side of Fort Street, but street parking is prohibited next to the courthouse on all sides. Numerous parking lots and structures in the area offer public parking for $8 to $10 per day.
Video by Terry Hall
S. Baxter Jones, a Detroit school teacher for over 20 years, faces eviction by Fannie Mae, owned and controlled by the Federal Government. He suffered traumatic brain injury in 2005 and is now a person with severe disabilities. Unable to work for almost two years, Mr. Jones depleted his sick bank fund and life savings forcing him to return to work prematurely with an undiagnosed traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. In 2010, the injury was finally diagnosed , and in April 2010, Mr. Jones received a family medical leave approved by Detroit Public Schools. In July 2010 while on summer break, he was unjustly fired by DPS, which was under the control of Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, because he could no longer fulfill his work related education and re-certification requirements!
Mr. Jones fell behind on his mortgage while waiting for Social Security and his pension to be processed. He wrote to Wells Fargo explaining his situation and had a phone conference with them to discuss a loan modification. Wells Fargo refused to work with Mr. Jones and went ahead with foreclosure, even though he started receiving Social Security benefits. He faces imminent eviction from his home where he has lived since 2002 in Jackson, Michigan. What makes this even more outrageous is that Mr. Jones’ loan was sold to Fannie Mae which has been taken over by the federal government in 2008, in order to avoid a complete collapse of the banking system.. That means our tax dollars are being used to throw this former school teacher with disabilities into the street.
Call Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae. Demand they stop the eviction of S. Baxter Jones and work with him to modify his loan with a principal reduction to current market value and a low interest rate so he can stay in his home.
Call Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin and ask that they pressure Fannie Mae to stop the eviction of S. Baxter Jones.
Refer to: LOAN # 025 301 6042; ADDRESS: 8789 Rexford Road, Jackson, MI 49201
Fannie Mae Chicago Office: 312-368-6200
Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Center: 866-442-8572
Wells Fargo Office of Executive Complaint: 800-853-8516
Senator Debbie Stabenow: (313) 961-4330
Senator Carl Levin: (313) 226-6020
for more information: Call Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures at
(313) 680-5508 – peoplebeforebanks.org — moratorium-mi.org