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Housing Rights Activists Stop Home Auction

Posted by Admin On July - 12 - 2013
CHICAGO, IL – Members of various housing rights and activist groups will hold a rally and press conference on Monday July 15 at 10:30AM, at 1 S. Wacker Dr., to protest the auctioning of foreclosed homes in Chicago.
 
“Five years into the crisis and millions of displaced families later, we continue to see around 80 evictions per day in Cook county. Too many of these evictions have been due to foreclosure, and too many homes end up boarded up and abandoned, creating instability in our communities,” said Jorge Ortiz, organizer with Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction (CUAFE).
 
Activists, homeowners facing foreclosure, and other members of the community will rally Monday morning to stop the auctioning off of foreclosed homes, and also to demand that the homes be donated to the community in exchange for a tax-write off for the banks.
 
“The complicit actions of the banks, the courts, and the Cook County Sheriff, have resulted in the weakening of our communities.  We demand that our homes not be sold at auction, but instead donated to the community through a community land trust,” said Jorge Ortiz.
Organizers will meet at 1 S. Wacker Dr. at 10:30AM, Monday, July 15, 2013.  A press conference will begin shortly thereafter.
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