Eviction Defense: Woods Family

On Thursday, at 11am the Woods Family, Take Back the Land Rochester, Metro Justice and community supporters will protest the heartless policies of mass foreclosure and forced displacement of communities by the banks and foreclosure/eviction of the Woods family at 394 Webster Ave. Thursday is the first day that the City Marshal can execute the eviction. The Woods family and some community supporters are currently contemplating civil disobedience to prevent the eviction, and they will need a real crowd of supporters if they're to do this!

The Woods family home is where Glenda and Joseph have lived for 23 years and where they raised their kids. They are willing and able to pay, but Midfirst Bank will next not accept their payments. In 2009, Glenda Woods, like many during the economic crisis, became unemployed and the family had a temporary reduction in income. Although the family resolved their financial difficulties, MidFirst Bank wouldn't work with them and foreclosed on the family. MidFirst Bank is just latest company that have bought and sold their mortgage including Columbia Banking, Countrywide, Aurora, and MERS. Although the house is assessed at just $28,000, for MidFirst, their house is just an investment. For the Woods family the house means everything. 

Metro Justice will continue to support homeowners that resist their foreclosure and eviction as part of our Housing is a Human Right Campaign. We also continue to call on the City of Rochester to discontinue their support for the hundreds of bank foreclosure evictions that happen in our city and that are going to continue to happen despite repeated instance of bank mortgage and foreclosure fraud and illegal practice.

It's time to demand that Rochester be a city where Housing is a Human Right! 

WHEN
September 26, 2013 at 11am - 1pm
WHERE
Woods Family Home
394 Webster Ave
Rochester, NY 14609
United States
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CONTACT
Colin O'Malley · · 716-400-6287
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