Occupy Our Homes: Don't Let Freddie Mac Evict Bertina Jones

The video you just watched explaining the situation of Bertina Jones was filmed in October 2011, and her home has been foreclosed. Eviction is now imminent for her Bertina and her children...

The video you just watched explaining the situation of Bertina Jones was filmed in October 2011, and her home has been foreclosed. Eviction is now imminent for her Bertina and her children.

A familiar story to millions of Americans, Bank of America used the financial crisis to take advantage of Bertina Jones. Bertina did everything right. Like millions of Americans, she fell behind on her mortgage after losing her job in wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Hoping to take responsibility for missed payments, she met with Bank of America to renegotiate her mortgage, and was offered a modification in January of 2009. She kept making payments, and while the bank acknowledged it had received her money, it told her that her paperwork was lost. In the Summer of 2010, she was informed that the modification was off the table, and in September, Bank of America sold her mortgage to Freddie Mac which continued with foreclosure.

Inspired by the nationwide Occupy Our Homes movement, Occupy DC is preparing to defend Bertina’s home in Bowie, MD. But, they need your help. Signing on to this letter to Freddie Mac so that they can see the overwhelming support for Ms. Jones is the first step in a campaign to save her home, and many others.

The goal is to get 3,000 signatures to send to mortgage holder Freddie Mac. It only takes a moment, and you can sign online here.

Do this for Bertina, today.

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Senior Editor, Lives in a gerrymandered district in Michigan.

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