Today we achieved great success for families facing eviction this holiday season. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have decided to postpone evictions from Dec. 19, 2011-Jan. 2, 2012. While it wasn't the entire month of December as we had requested, until the Thanksgiving weekend it was unlikely that this moratorium would happen at all.
Your participation – your emails, tweets and Facebook posts – will make a difference for many people this holiday. They will have a couple extra weeks to find alternatives and seek legal options because of you.
A special thanks to Representative Lynn Woolsey for her participation, assistance with outreach and urgings to Mr. DeMarco; and to Occupy Petaluma and OccupyOurHomes.org for their assistance in the media campaigns.
Thank you for all your efforts. This moratorium will now also make it possible for the national banks not under the FHFA conservatorship to use their leadership to join in a moratorium.