Sunday, January 22, 2012

Project Save Our Homes announces first success!

Duluth, MN – Housing rights activists will hold a press conference at 3:00pm today to announce details of an agreement with State Farm Bank that allows East Hillside resident Ann Lockwood to keep her home and prevent foreclosure.

Project Save Our Homes is a newly-organized coalition of community, labor and faith-based activists in the Duluth-Superior area working to address the home foreclosure crisis and defend housing rights. When members of Project Save Our Homes met Ann Lockwood in December 2011, the 55-year old mother of three was in imminent danger of losing her home after a major medical crisis and job loss caused her to fall behind on mortgage payments. Activists and neighbors quickly rallied to her cause.

Today, Project Save Our Homes is pleased to share news of a major breakthrough with State Farm Bank, as well as to announce a February 1st public meeting on the foreclosure crisis that has been endorsed by more than two dozen area nonprofits, trade unions and community groups.

What: Press conference to announce success in community effort to save East Hillside home
Where:  Outside of 627 E 8th Street, Duluth
When: 3:00pm, Monday, January 23, 2012
Who: Donna Howard of Project Save Our Homes, homeowner Ann Lockwood, County Commissioner Steve O'Neil, and 3rd District Duluth City Councilor Sharla Gardner

News Advisory
January 23, 2012

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!

    As Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights makes clear, housing is a human right! But, like all human rights, it takes social movements - "people power" - to make sure that these rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.

    This is a great success! Now we need to continue our struggle so that we can achieve the structural and transformative change we need to ensure that financial institutions no longer see throwing someone out into the street, in other words perpetrating a human rights violation, as some sort of "creditor's remedy".