ACORN’s Home Defenders

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…

Matthew Brian Hersh served as senior editor at Shelterforce from March 2008 to October 2012. He studied English at Rutgers University and has spent his professional career in journalism, policy, and politics.


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