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Finance fair offers free advice to combat foreclosure

This Thursday kicks off the American Dream Event, a free, five-day financial fair for homeowners who are looking for ways to lower their monthly mortgage payments and for homebuyers who want to take out a...
Gaylynne Hudson (Back Center) stands in front a Wells Fargo branch in Fruitvale with other Oakland residents who came to protest the sale of her home. Photo: Courtesy of ACCE.

Backed by new law, homeowners in Richmond, Oakland, fight to protect homes from foreclosure

When Oakland resident Debi Mason set out to prevent mortgage associates from the Bank of America from foreclosing on her sister Patricia’s Maxwell Park home in 2007, she had only a few friends, neighbors and...
Bishop J.E. Watkins of Jack London Square Chapel, which holds services in Liberty Hall, speaks at Tuesday's press conference. Photo by Charles Berkowitz.

Tenants rally against eviction of church, nonprofits from Garvey Building in West Oakland

A coalition of tenants and concerned community members seeking to stave off the eviction a church and its programs from a historic West Oakland building held a press conference Tuesday morning at which speakers called...
The scene outside the downtown Oakland branch of Wells Fargo. Home foreclosure protestors post the names and phone numbers of bank executives on the doors of Wells Fargo.

Bay Area residents rally against Wells Fargo, foreclosures

Nearly 40 people rallied outside of the Wells Fargo branch on 12th Street and Broadway on Thursday, imploring the bank’s executives to change corporate policies they say are increasing home foreclosures in the Bay Area.
Manuel de Paz, an East Oakland resident, said he is attempting to get a modified home loan from Bank of America.

City Council poised to vote on two ideas aimed at combating foreclosures in Oakland

The City Council is slated Tuesday to vote on two different approaches to the problem of multiple property foreclosures in Oakland. One tries to help homeowners threatened with foreclosure in the city’s hardest-hit neighborhoods, while...
Debi Mason at her sister Patricia Daniels' house, which is in danger of foreclosure.

Oakland residents call for freeze on foreclosures

Oakland residents converged Tuesday on an East Oakland street that has been blighted by foreclosures, calling for a freeze on foreclosures until the Homeowners Bill of Rights comes into effect in January, 2013. California Governor...
Protesters gather outside of Wells Fargo Bank

Homeowners urge changes to ease Oakland’s foreclosure crisis

A small group of Oakland homeowners led by the housing rights group Causa Justa, Just Cause (CJCC), gathered outside of Wells Fargo’s main branch in downtown Oakland Thursday afternoon to publicly propose solutions to the...