Tag Archives: foreclosures

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...
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...
Jeralynn Blueford addresses the city council on Tuesday evening, as family members look on as they hold photos of Alan Blueford, who was shot and killed by police May 5.

City Council approves ordinance to hold banks responsible for blighted homes in default process

The city of Oakland has a program that charges fines for banks that fail to maintain blighted homes that have been foreclosed upon that the bank now owns. On Tuesday night, the city council voted...
Community members held signs and applauded the politicians who promised their support for a senate bill requiring banks to consider a loan modification for any homeowner who applied for one.

Residents rally against foreclosure practices and to support reforms

The sanctuary of East Oakland’s St. Louis Bertrand Church was filled with house keys on Saturday morning—keys on string encircling the room and hanging from the balcony, keys in jars, in pockets and around necks,...
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Homeowners versus banks in fight against foreclosures; request for moratorium

Late Thursday afternoon, Oakland residents, foreclosed homeowners, and city workers filled the lobby of a Wells Fargo Bank at MacArthur Boulevard and Fruitvale Avenue—and not to deposit checks. The transaction: faxing a letter to the...