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Stop Evictions ! People Deserve Affordable and Secure Housing ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Society & Culture  (tags: humans, environment, housing, protection )

Cher Away
- 314 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Today, nearly 10 million U.S. homeowners are in jeopardy of foreclosing on their residences, while 11 million tenants pay more than 50% of their income every month.



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AniMae Chi (391)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:00 am
You have added your voice to People Deserve Affordable and Secure Housing
1 supporters. 2,500 needed!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:08 am
Signed and noted.
Join 2 supporters. 2,500 needed!
 

Nicole W. (629)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:21 am
You have added your voice to People Deserve Affordable and Secure Housing ~ ty Cher
 

Maria Cristina A. (119)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:27 am
It's amazing how some people play games with other people's lives (housing, health, education, etc).

You've added your voice, etc, etc, etc
 

Georgeta Trandafir (33)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:37 am
noted.
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:06 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:24 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Nyack Clancy (426)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:32 am
You Did It!

You have added your voice to People Deserve Affordable and Secure Housing
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:35 am
S&N
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:44 am

Thanks Cher -- You Did It! You have added your voice to People Deserve Affordable and Secure Housing
 

jeanne schreurs (200)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:47 am
You Did It!

You have added your voice to People Deserve Affordable and Secure Housing
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:52 am
Done!
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:05 am
Done.
 

KAREN G. (228)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:22 am
Signed and Noted and TY Cher
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:44 am
𝕾*𝕹. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕮𝖍𝖊𝖗!
 

Mary T. (279)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:49 am
You have added your voice to People Deserve Affordable and Secure Housing - thank you Cher

 

Sue H. (7)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 9:00 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Sandra Penna (58)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:19 am
done, thank you, Cher.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:22 am
Signed.
 

Debbie Williamson (260)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:31 am
Signed and noted.
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:40 am
#25 Signed and noted - thank you Cher
 

Jerry B. (120)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:20 am
Noted and Signed..thanks Cher!
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:22 am
Signed.
 

Julie E. (315)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:30 am
#32. Noted, shared and pledged.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:34 am
Noted and gladly signed. Thank You Cher.
 

Pat B. (354)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:48 am
TY,Cher.Done.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:51 am
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:32 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:41 pm
NS&S. YOU DID IT!
 

Vicky P. (462)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:46 pm
noted, signed, shared
 

Thomas P. (467)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:30 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:04 pm
Signed. Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Mariea G. (14)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:09 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cher!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:16 pm
petition signed
 

Monica T. (294)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:27 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher!
 

Fran away F. (110)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:01 pm
You Did It! You have added your voice to Stop Evictions! People Deserve Affordable and Secure Housing

Very gladly signed and noted. The level of income disparity in the U.S. is criminal! Thanks for posting, Cher!
 

Beverly M. (85)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:08 pm
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Cher!
 

DAVID LAIRD (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:50 pm
SIGNED
 

Carla van der Meer (461)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:46 pm
Signed
 

Helen Porter (41)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:50 pm
noted and signed
 

Elisa F. (233)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:01 am
N&S. Thanks, Cher.
 

Judy C. (106)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:19 am
Took the pledge. Thanks, Cher.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:44 am
Took the pledge, thanks Cher.
 

Keith H. (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:26 am
Noted
 

Sherri G. (111)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 2:32 am
Signed and Noted TY Cher
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 9:13 am
Thanks Cher for bringing up this important fact of life for far too many people. The Elders, Disabled, single parents, and the working poor have a difficult time finding shelter and keeping it. Even the middle class once comfortable in this area are loosing their homes and finding it hard to keep everything going in their lives.
 

Beth S. (318)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 9:56 am
Signed! Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Terrible. I see that is happening here in Washington, DC.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:47 am
I was a little disappointed discovering that the action posted here concerns only private people pledging to take personal action, but in no way pressures government or our leaders to take action to put an end to foreclosures & make it possible for there to be a secure & affordable roof over every head.

While it would be great if more people became committed advocates to further this highly worthy cause & swelled the ranks of organizations such as Right to The City, I doubt that most of those signing the pledge will actually take on this type of demanding, time-consuming, not-for-profit activity.

I pledge to stand with organizations like Right to The City and advocate for affordable housing across the U.S.

I pledge to:
-> Check out the housing timeline to educate myself on how the housing crisis originated.
-> Research housing coops and cooperatives in my area!
-> Donate money to organizations like Right to the City, Mercy Housing, or the National Low Income Housing Coalition."

On the 'Homes for All' site, however, there's a link to a petition --TELL OBAMA: HOMES FOR ALL-- that calls on Obama to:

1. Pass legislation with Congress that will create affordable and secure rental housing that will meet the needs of the 11 million renters in crisis. Revenue is available through taxing big banks and corporations that made significant profit through housing speculation, and through modifying the Mortgage Interest Deduction. Creating one million affordable homes will create 1.2 million jobs.

2. Invest in public housing and section 8 housing, and reverse the trend of government disinvestment that has led to significant losses of existing affordable housing each year.

3. Restrict speculation in housing by big banks, private equity firms and hedge funds that is causing homes to be unaffordable and insecure.

4. Replace Ed Demarco with someone who shares our values and will insure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac contribute to the National Housing Trust Fund and reset underwater mortgages fairly to the current home value. Principal reduction will create one million jobs.

Imho, this petition has a greater chance of helping people in need of affordable housing, but one action certainly doesn't preclude the other!
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:09 am
One of several interesting articles on the 'Right to the City' sub-site 'Homes for All': POLITICO: PRO- ADVOCACY GROUPS HAVE SUED THE FHFA FOR WITHHOLDING MORE THAN $382 MILLION FROM AFFORDABLE HOUSING :

" Advocacy groups have sued the Federal Housing Finance Agency for withholding more than $382 million in payments from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that would fund affordable housing in poor neighborhoods.

The Right to the City Alliance and the National Low Income Housing Coalition filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida today seeking to force Fannie and Freddie to pay into the National Housing Trust Fund as required under the 2008 law that put the two mortgage companies under government control.

FHFA kept Fannie and Freddie from paying into the fund because the contributions would have led to further financial problems at the companies, according to an order from the agency in 2008. Now that Fannie and Freddie have returned to profitability, the companies should be required to contribute into the fund, housing advocates said in a call with reporters today.

“This is both illegal and immoral,” RTC executive director Rachel Laforest said. She added that RTC and other groups would pressure the Obama administration to urge current FHFA acting director Ed DeMarco, or his possible replacement North Carolina congressman Mel Watt, to direct Fannie and Freddie profits into the fund."


A search on C2 has come up with no results: that is, there haven't been any submissions on this lawsuit, although it was reported on this summer (July) in several news sources.

People tell me that you can't trust C2 searches, so that may be inaccurate. If anyone has posted the news of this lawsuit, I'd be grateful to know about it. It is certainly too important a development to be ignored and absent from C2NN.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:19 am
Message from Right to The City's Homes for All:


Thank you for believing in homes for all! Your action is what will help fortify the fight for many people struggling to keep their homes and stay in their cities across the nation.

We will be keeping you updated on campaign developments and you can always check the homesforall.org webpage or righttothecity.org to see what is moving on the home front for the organizations of Right to the City.

We definitely will want to hear your story if you are involved with a housing issue, pay over 30% of your income to rent or if your home is at threat of demolition. So, please reach out to us at info@homesforall.org
 

Carol Bischoff (366)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:38 am
Noted and signed.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 2:24 pm
signed & noted
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Friday April 11, 2014, 10:34 am
So signed!!!!!!!!! Many more signatures needed!!! Thanks Cher
 

alicia m. (100)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 1:34 am
noted, signed, gracias
 
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