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Occupy’s Next Stop: Foreclosed Homes

Occupy Wall Street protesters are now taking on foreclosure directly, helping families stay in homes or move into vacant ones.
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occupy homes still"Not only do we have thousands of people without homes, we have thousands of homes without people." That's the rallying cry of Occupy Our Homes, a project of Occupy Wall Street whose goal is to help end that sad irony by helping families facing foreclosure stay in their homes—and uniting those in need of a place to live with foreclosed, vacant homes.

For weeks now, a number of Occupy groups have chosen to target foreclosures, standing beside residents when banks come to evict them from their homes.

On December 6, a day of action took the idea national, with events in 25 cities around the country. From Seattle to Atlanta to New York, Occupy groups called attention to the role of mortgage speculation in causing the financial crisis—and the devastating impact felt by millions of Americans.

In Brooklyn, Occupy protesters rallied around a home that had, until that morning, been vacant for three years. A family of four—Alfredo Carrasquillo, Tasha Glasgow and their two children—moved in after years living in the city's homeless shelters. To prevent an eviction, members of Occupy Wall Street plan to guard the house in shifts.





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