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Here's What You Can Buy With Your Foreclosure Settlement

Despite a $3.6 billion foreclosure settlement that had banks sending checks (some of which bounced) to wronged homeowners, many saw the payouts as a Band-Aid on a bullet wound. According to Salon, 679 homeowners who faced foreclosure -- even though they were never once in default -- got checks for just $5,000, while... Continue Reading »

SWAT Team Evicts Sahara Donahue From Denver-Area Home as Occupy Protesters Fight Back

A SWAT team brought in to evict a 63-year-old woman from her home in Idaho Springs, Colo., ended up clashing with protesters affiliated with Occupy Denver who surrounded the woman's home. The Clear Creek County Sheriff's Department told KUSA-TV in Denver that the team was called on after reports that one of the two... Continue Reading »

Occupy Our Homes, Occupy Wall Street Offshoot, Builds a Reputation in Battling Foreclosures

Though Occupy Wall Street is fading from the public eye, one of its offshoots continues to garner attention, carrying the torch as perhaps the most potent legacy of a movement that's largely cooled. Ten months ago, Occupy Our Homes officially launched in more than 20 cities, staging sit-ins at properties in danger of... Continue Reading »

Occupy Our Homes Launches TV Ad Campaign to Fight Foreclosures

Occupy Our Homes, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, launched a national ad campaign this week aimed at inspiring beleaguered homeowners to battle foreclosure and eviction. The organization has created a foreclosure-resistance template and support network that it hopes borrowers will use to fight off... Continue Reading »

Occupy D.C. Protesters Fail to Block Eviction

Even a gang of Occupy protesters in Washington, D.C., couldn't stop the eviction of a woman from a Capitol Hill home. Several dozen demonstrators rallied around the front door of the foreclosed home where Dawn Butler had been living for a year, using a barrier of plastic milk crates to block local police and U.S.... Continue Reading »

Is 'Occupy' Ready to Move Into Foreclosed Homes?

The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has voted "to encourage the occupation of bank-owned/foreclosed and abandoned properties" across that Northern California city, according to the group's announcement on Twitter. If ever there were 140 characters that spelled "next step," it's those. Putting homeless and other... Continue Reading »

Occupy Wall Street: Housing Stories From the Front Lines

By Stefanos Chen and Teke Wiggin A few blocks away from the youth-led drum circles and costumed theatrics of Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street protests, some 15,000 activists, labor supporters and all-around rabble-rousers were preparing to march on the canyons of Lower Manhattan. "They just called... Continue Reading »

Viewpoint: Where's Housing in the 'Occupy' Protests?

Did the voices of the housing crisis just get swallowed up by the anti-Wall Street protests? Marches, sit-ins and confrontations with police -- all part of the Occupy Wall St. movement that organizers say was birthed organically and fed through social media outlets -- are happening in major cities across the country.... Continue Reading »

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