Should have posted this sooner, but here’s interesting news from ACORN=22533&tx_ttnews[backPid]=12387&cHash=933307a56f
ACORN members in 16 kicked off the “Home Staying Campaign the week of February 23. These cities include San Mateo County, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Wilmington, Del.; Broward County, Fla.; Boston, Mass.; Flint and Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Raleigh and Durham, N.C.; Albany, N.Y.; Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa. and Dallas, Texas.
According to a release from ACORN=22533&tx_ttnews[backPid]=12387&cHash=933307a56f, the campaign “will employ civil disobedience as needed to help people who have faced foreclosure to stay in their homes until a comprehensive federal solution has been put in place.”
In the upcoming issue of Shelterforce we will report on a similar act — this time sanctioned by the Sheriff’s Department of Cook County, Ill. where a neighborhood council in Chicago worked to suspend the evictions of renters in foreclosed buildings. While the tenants are still in their homes, the fight continues. Stay tuned…