While Occupy protesters may be clashing with police in Oakland and other cities across the US, in Atlanta, they are rallying around a police officer. After protesters were kicked out of Woodruff Park protesters have moved into a neighborhood in Snellville, Georgia to prevent a police officer and his family from being evicted from their home, which is being foreclosed on by Fannie Mae.
Christopher Rorey is a police officer based in Gwinnett county. Last year he and his family tried to negotiate a mortgage modification with their lender. They hadn't missed any payments and the bank refused to negotiate because of it. Apparently their lender told them to skip a payment and then they could start negotiating.They did what the bank told them to do, but two months later, they received a notice their lender opened up foreclosure proceedings while they were negotiating a modification. They are now at risk of being evicted from their home because they listened to advice from their bank.
"This family is the perfect example of the fraud going on in the mortgage and banking industries," said Latron Price, one of Occupy Atlanta's organizers. "We plan to shed light on the foreclosure issue and we look to make a stand here."
This is unconscionable, and it is going on all over the country. Stand with the Roreys and Occupy Atlanta. Tell the Fannie Mae to stop the foreclosure on the Roreys and grant them a permanent loan modification.
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