Stop the Eviction of an 79 year-old, disabled woman by Wells Fargo, MassMutual/JP Morgan Chase
  • Petitioning President Obama, Atty.Gen'l, Gov. Christie, Housing & Urban Dev. Secretary

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President Obama, Atty.Gen'l, Gov. Christie, Housing & Urban Dev. Secretary

Stop the Eviction of an 79 year-old, disabled woman by Wells Fargo, MassMutual/JP Morgan Chase

    1. Cynthia Johnson
    2. Petition by

      Cynthia Johnson

      Glen Ridge, United States Minor Outlying Islands

In 1991, my mother Susie Johnson, now 79 years old, moved into her house in Orange, NJ. She instantly fell in love with the home and the neighborhood, frequently hosting barbeques and spending her days sitting on her front porch talking to neighbors.

In 1996, after she had been renting the home for five years, a representative of Homeside Lending knocked on her door, and asked her if she would be interested in purchasing the house. All her life, my mother had talked about wanting to accomplish two goals- going to college and owning her own home. She had already achieved the first goal, and now here was her opportunity to fulfill the second. She took out a mortgage with Homeside Lending and bought the house for $65,000, claiming her own piece of the "American Dream."

My mother took pride in her home, faithfully paying her mortgage on time every month, and investing her own money to fix it up. Then suddenly, in February 2003, she received a notice from Washington Mutual Bank, returning her payment for that month and notifying her that she was in default, claiming she had not paid since October 2002. This was the first time she had received anything from Washington Mutual, who had apparently taken over her mortgage from Homeside and was now the servicer of her loan. At their instruction, my mother sent in copies of the missing payment receipts to Washington Mutual, attempting to reconcile the situation. Despite this, Washington Mutual filed for foreclosure claiming she was delinquent on her loan, even though until that time she had never missed a payment.

Her attempts to fight them in court failed, as the judge disregarded most of the evidence and granted them the right to evict anyway. In the meantime, John Stolarenko, the former president of Eastwood Mortgage Bankers who signed my mothers original loan documents, was convicted of mortgage fraud and served 10 months in prison. JP Morgan Chase took over the loan, and picked up where Washington Mutual left off, pushing forward with their attempts to evict my mother and take her home.

Over the years, I have watched my mother's health deteriorate as the stress of the foreclosure has taken it's toll. She has lost weight, and now suffers from anxiety and depression. Instead of sitting on the porch or hosting barbeques, she has become reclusive, afraid of answering the door for fear that it will be the sheriffs there to put her out on the street. We've watched as our community has been devastated by the housing crisis, while banks like JP Morgan Chase cash in on their crimes.

On January 1, my mother will be 79 years old. It's time for JP Morgan Chase to do the right thing and give her home back to her for good so she can reclaim her dignity and go back to living her life in peace.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR 11/20/13

      Cynthia Johnson
      Petition Organizer
      4/28/12 PROTEST AT JPMORGAN CHASE-DON'T EVICT SUSIE JOHNSON

      Stop the Unlawful and Unjust eviction of Susie Johnson by JPMorgan Chase bank. Protest held in front of JPMorgan Chase at 744 Broad Street in Newark, NJ.

    2. PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR 11/20/13

      Cynthia Johnson
      Petition Organizer

      JP MORGAN CHASE IS AT IT AGAIN AND HAS GONE TO COURT TO CHANGE THE NAME ON THE EVICTION PAPERS EVEN THOUGH THEY INDICATED THAT THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. THE JUDGE STATED THAT EVERYTHING WE HAD BEEN FIGHTING FOR OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS WAS OUT OF THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. THIS IS KILLING MY MOM! PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE0o4WtMjyQ&list=FLAdm7JDF3SZiEk8GQ09iFkg&feature=mh_lolz

      Evicting Grandma Suzie(People's Organization for Progress)

      Video by: S.Hayward J.Fann (J&S Photography/Video) 2012 On March 30th of 2012, the Essex County Sheriff Dept. attempted to evict an 80 year old black woman from her home in Orange ,NJ, but was held back by civil rights activists.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. THE EVICTION HAS BEEN CALLED OFF FOR THE 10TH!

      Cynthia Johnson
      Petition Organizer

      THE BANKS HAVE CALLED OFF THE EVICTION AND MY MOTHER IS SAFE IN HER HOME FOR NOW! MORE TO FOLLOW BUT KEEP PASSING THIS PETITION ON TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES. NEXT IT COULD BE YOU!

      IN SOLIDARITY!

    5. Stolarenko, Eastwood Mortgage Bank, Convicted Felon Originated our loan

      Cynthia Johnson
      Petition Organizer

      Based on the research, there is reason to believe that numerous documents in this foreclosure are fraudulent products of robo-signing or worse. The initial transfers of our mortgage were executed by a felon, convicted of mortgage fraud! Poor people like us should not be permitted to lose their homes to such fraud simply because we are too poor and legally unsophisticated to be able to fight the banks off in court. In such circumstances, it was simply insulting for DCA to raise statute of limitations concerns. Fraudulent representations made to a Court always provide a basis to set aside a judgment or order obtained based upon those representations, no matter how much time has passed. Moreover, as a matter of equity law, the case is not in the least untimely, as Susie Johnson and her daughter Cynthia are still living in the house and the eviction has yet to occur.

    6. Protest in Front of JPMorgan Chase 4/28/2012: 11am until 1pm

      Cynthia Johnson
      Petition Organizer

      Coalition to Save Our Homes


      Don’t Let Them Evict Susie Johnson!

      Join the POP Daily Protest

      Chase Bank, 744 Broad St.

      Newark

      Saturday, April 28, 11:00 AM

      78-year-old Victim of 10 Years of Bank Wrongdoing, Under Threat of Eviction

    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. EVICTION POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 10TH...

      Cynthia Johnson
      Petition Organizer

      It shows that with unity and the people's voices, the system does listen! There was a protest in front of the property on the date of eviction. The media was there and was live! We have been afforded the opportunity to review the paperwork with an attorney and get this situation resolved..... Please continue to sign this petition as it is very important.....A VICTORY WAS HAD ON MARCH 30TH AND WITH UNITY AND PERSEVERANCE, A MORATORIUM CAN BE REACHED AND THE BANKS CAN BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR DECEITFUL PRACTICES.....IN SOLIDARITY!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Christine Wallace LAS VEGAS, NV
      • 4 months ago

      Sign here, close your accounts and move all your money to a reputable credit union or local bank.

      "to see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance" ~ unknown

      If you do nothing but sign and complain, then keep feeding Goliath, not only are you a hypocrite but the silent partner of a criminal enterprise.

      As long as you continue to do business with the predators, YOU COULD BECOME THEIR NEXT VICTIM AT ANY MOMENT!

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    • Terry Hall IRVINGTON, NJ
      • 7 months ago

      No one should be put out of their home, especially when they have followed the rules.

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    • Sally Jane Gellert WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ
      • 7 months ago

      These banks keep playing games with “who owns the mortgage?” while Susie Johnson lives in stress, not knowing if she can remain in her home. Enough!

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    • Susan Belej CHATHAM, NJ
      • 8 months ago

      This is a NO BRAINER. This woman PAID her mortgage. Ridiculous.

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    • Gwendolyn Cahill IRVINGTON, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      I know how it feels to be evicted from your home.

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