Declare a holiday moratorium on home foreclosures
  • Petitioned Edward J. DeMarco

This petition was delivered to:

Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
Edward J. DeMarco

Declare a holiday moratorium on home foreclosures

    1. Tiffany Renee
    2. Petition by

      Tiffany Renee

      Petaluma, CA

We call upon the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to declare a holiday moratorium on foreclosures, auctions, and evictions from November 24, 2011 through January 1, 2012. Foreclosures, auctions, and evictions are always an extremely difficult experience, but they are especially painful during the holiday season when individuals and families want to celebrate with loved ones in the comfort of their homes. Foreclosures, auctions, and evictions during the holiday season are felt even more deeply by children.

We implore the FHFA to show compassion during the holiday season for individuals and families who are facing hard times by temporarily suspending all eviction proceedings, auction notices, and delaying the start of new foreclosures until January 2, 2012.

With 7.6 million home foreclosures since 2008 — and a predicted 7.4 million more between now and 2016 (or roughly 5,068 homes per day) — 200,000 families could face foreclosure between now and the new year.

You can help make this holiday a little easier for them by providing them with more time to find a softer landing. Please declare a holiday moratorium on home foreclosures, auction notices, and evictions.

Recent signatures

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    1. We did it!

      Tiffany Renee
      Petition Organizer

      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.

      Happy Holidays!
      Tiffany Renée

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Petaluma City Council unanimously supports holiday foreclosure moratorium

      Tiffany Renee
      Petition Organizer

      Last night the Petaluma City Council adopted a resolution in support of the holiday foreclosure moratorium brought forward by Occupy Petaluma. I asked for two additions to the resolution, that the Mayor send a letter on behalf of the council to Mr. DeMarco at the FHFA and that the Mayor send a letter to the Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas, requesting that he not assist in evictions until after 1/1/2012. Both were adopted.

      Please continue sending the petition to your friends and family requesting they sign on to ask Mr. DeMarco to declare a moratorium on foreclosures, auctions and evictions with those holding loans under Federal conservatorship.

      Thank you for your efforts to help those struggling this holiday season!
      Tiff

    4. Rep. Lynn Woolsey has signed on, Asks colleagues to write letters too

      Tiffany Renee
      Petition Organizer

      I received a letter of support from Representative Lynn Woolsey this morning! She is writing to Mr. DeMarco at FHFA to ask for a break from foreclosures during the holidays. And she is asking her colleagues in Congress to do the same.

      I spoke with a regional Senior Vice President of a national bank today. He mentioned that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae could likely weigh in on postponing foreclosures by December 1st if asked to do so. This would give the national banks more flexibility to postpone actions like foreclosure and auctions. The Federal Housing Finance Agency was created in 2008 to manage the housing recovery. With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under conservatorship of the FHFA, many more foreclosures can be postponed with definitive action from FHFA to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

      Please personally encourage at least 10 friends to sign. And you can use the Facebook interface to send requests, as well post to your wall and tweet it out to your followers.

      Thank you,
      Tiff

    5. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Gary Zalewski BROOKSVILLE, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Our Constitutional rights were the first things they are trying to take.. Now our homes, money and freedom,

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    • Susan Zaczkiewicz PETALUMA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Home loan modification sounds hopeful but it's a farce! The way it is now, banks control the whole process and they are doing what is in the best interest of their bottom line; not families, not the taxpayers that bailed the banks out. It's a case of the inmates running the asylum. This is an outrage! Please stand up and voice your opinion, vote at each opportunity, march in the streets until the 1% understand we demand justice for all. The banks are getting away with legally stealing our property!

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    • Alice Smith PALO ALTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Time to care about people and not the 1%.

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    • HELEN HUGHES SUN LAKES, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm signing because we can not lose our humanity....if the banks can't wait a few weeks to throw families out of their homes during the holidays, then we are really going down the drain in this country.

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    • Linda Brooks VOLCANO, HI
      • almost 3 years ago

      America for americans, not money lenders

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