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JL
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Occupy our Homes Atlanta has set up an occupation at my home. I'm gathering my friends, family, and community by my side to deter an eviction that could come in a matter of days. Please sign my petition asking US Bank and GMAC to stop their attempts to



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JL A. (285)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:32 am

US Bank & GMAC: Don't Evict Cancer Patient Jacqueline Barber & Keep Her Family In Their Home!!
To: US Bank CEO Richard Davis, & GMAC/ResCap CEO Tom Morano
US Bank & GMAC: Don't Evict Cancer Patient Jacqueline Barber & Keep Her Family In Their Home!!
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of 4,000 signatures
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Campaign created by Shab Bashiri

Dear Richard Davis, CEO of US Bank, & Tom Morano, CEO of GMAC/ResCap
Please stop your attempts to evict Jacqueline Barber and her family from their house at 160 Stearman Road in Fayetteville, GA. Negotiate a deal to keep them in their home!

Sincerly,
The Undersigned

Why is this important?



I spent 20 years working as an officer and detective for the Atlanta Police Department. In 1998, I was struck by a car while on the job, causing spinal injuries that left me unable to work. Forced into early retirement, I spent the next few years recovering and welcoming new grandchildren to my ever expanding family.

In 2005, while visiting a former co-worker with my daughter, I came across my dream home. A friend urged me to apply for a loan, which I did and then quickly forgot about. A few weeks later, I got a call from a loan officer telling me that I had been approved and asking me when we wanted to move. Reluctant at first, my family and I decided to purchase the home in Fayetteville, Ga. In 2009, shortly after the housing bubble burst causing our economy to crash, the adjustable rate on my mortgage reset, causing my payments to go up by almost $1500. Meanwhile, the value of my home began to plummet.

Then tragedy struck. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer. I began aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments, while my son helped me begin the long process of applying for a loan modification with Wells Fargo. After almost a year of treatment, including a bone marrow transplant, my disease went into remission. My mortgage troubles however were far from over.

Over the next 2 years, I sent in document after document to the bank, attended countless seminars with housing counseling agencies, and tried everything I could to obtain a loan modification, all while still in a wheelchair from the pain I was suffering. My family and I even fell victim to so called “foreclosure rescue” groups, paying them over $3000 to assist us. Finally in early 2012, I received a letter from the executive VP of Wells Fargo assuring me that they were working on my case. I felt a sense of hope at the prospect of finally getting some relief.

Much to my surprise, I received a letter a few weeks later from US Bank, claiming they had purchased my home at auction for less than a third of what I had paid for it, and demanding that I vacate the property. Despite their assurances that they were working on my case, it seemed Wells Fargo had moved forward with the foreclosure. My family, including my four young grandchildren who now live with me, were faced with being put out of the home we love.

This began my next battle with US Bank & GMAC. US Bank purchased my home at the auction for less than a third of what I paid for it. Now they are trying to evict me, even refusing to sell the home back to my friends and family who were more than willing to pay for it. It appears that my home was bundled with thousands of others into a risky Mortgage Backed Security, the same kind that led to the crash of our economy in the first place. US Bank is trying to place the blame on GMAC, who claims it is in the investor's hands.

This began my next battle with US Bank, and their enforcer/servicer GMAC, who are demanding that my family vacate the property immediately, even refusing to sell it back to friends and family members who were more than willing to purchase the home back from them. It is unclear at this point who actually owns my home. It appears that my loan was bundled with thousands of others into a risky mortgage backed security, the same kind that caused the economy to crash in the first place. The stress of all this has caused my cancer to come out of remission, and I am now having to resume aggressive treatment to fight it. On Thursday October 11th a judge lifted the stay granted by my bankruptcy. US Bank and GMAC are now free to continue eviction proceedings. This means that I could be evicted in the next few days. However, instead of losing heart, my spirit has been strengthened.

Occupy our Homes Atlanta has set up an occupation at my home. I'm gathering my friends, family, and community by my side to deter an eviction that could come in a matter of days.

Please sign my petition asking US Bank and GMAC to stop their attempts to evict me, and to work out a deal that allows me to stay in my home.
Petition at:
http://start2.occupyourhomes.org/petitions/us-bank-don-t-evict-cancer-patient-jaqueline-barber-keep-her-in-her-home-1
 

Sue H. (6)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:34 am
Noted and So signed, thanks.
 

JL A. (285)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:43 am
You cannot currently send a star to Sue because you have done so within the last week.
 

Fran F. (118)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:46 am
This con game must be stopped, for Jacqueline Barber and millions of others cheated out of their homes! Occupy Our Homes is doing a much-needed job! Signed and noted, TU J.L.
 

Pat B. (351)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:48 am
So sad that this is happening to many in the US. I wish Ms. Barber and her family well. Gladly signed, thank you, J.L., for bringing this to C2.
 

JL A. (285)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:11 am
I agree Fran.
You are welcome Gran.You cannot currently send a star to Gran because you have done so within the last week.
 

Sara W. (107)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:12 pm
Signed.
 

JL A. (285)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:25 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Sara because you have done so within the last week.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (413)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 12:17 am
Noted and signed. Those banks are unfeeling uncaring institutions!
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 12:42 am
signed, thnx.
 

Rose Becke (295)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 12:51 am
Signed Thanks
 

Emma S. (231)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 1:17 am
Done! Thanks, JL.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 1:49 am
Definitely signed. Banks are so cold, heartless and callous they make me sick to the core of my being. Thanks!
 

Lynn D. (0)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 1:50 am
Interesting,thanks!
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 4:05 am
Signed. The American dream has become the American nightmare. I sick of this country. My friends in Europe have such a beautiful lifestyle. Just a message for conservatives about my European freinds; they are not on welfare. They are highly educated. They work. They pay a lot of taxes. They have everything they want. They enjoy life. They are not slaves the way Americans are.
 

JL A. (285)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:15 am
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Ludger W. (71)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 2:12 pm
done
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 2:32 pm
Signed. Increase your impact by asking your friends and family to sign.

Unfortunately once the process has gone so far down the road I doubt this petition will stop it. But I voiced my dismay. I've watch TV programs where the Sheriff knocks on the door, they have 20 minutes to gather up what they can and take it outside the house. Most have to leave their furniture behind, photos of their loved ones, as one can gather little in 20 minutes when their heart is pounding and head can't think.

One woman here in Florida was 72 years old, just lost her husband to cancer, just buried him that week and had to walk out the door leaving her life behind. Where does someone at that age start again? She didn't have time in the week to even grieve, then she was homeless as well.

Many Heartless stories playing out, but I don't see our Leaders doing anything for the millions of these stories that are being played out. No bail out for us......just for the Greedy Ones that caused the mess to begin with.
 

JL A. (285)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 2:34 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Dandelion because you have done so within the last week.
 

Lois Jordan (59)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 4:49 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks, J.L.
 

JL A. (285)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 4:52 pm
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Michael Kirkby (90)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:34 pm
Wells Fargo again huh? Signed & posted.
 

JL A. (285)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:44 pm
Yup. Thanks for posting Michael. You cannot currently send a star to Michael because you have done so within the last week.
 

Joe R. (190)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:17 pm
Thanks J.L. Signed and noted.
 

JL A. (285)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:21 pm
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Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday December 7, 2012, 2:54 am
Noted and signed thanks
 

Shirley B. (5)
Friday December 7, 2012, 8:18 pm
Signed. It breaks your heart.
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:31 am
Noted, signed and shared.
 

Joanne Dixon (42)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 11:13 am
Important update - Ocwen has purchased this mortgage and is unwilling to honor any arrangements made with GMAC:

Jacqueline Barber found out that her mortgage has transferred from GMAC to Ocwen Financial Services, and Ocwen is refusing to honor any of the deals arranged with GMAC over the last 6 months.

Call Ocwen CFO John Britti at 561-682-7535 and tell him to make a deal that Jacqueline can afford, or have her blood on his hands. (sample script below)

Ocwen Financial services is a company notorious for shipping jobs overseas, creating tax havens in the Virgin Islands, and defrauding customers. The stress of an eviction would not only leave Jacqueline, her daughter, and four grandchildren homeless, it would also serve to accelerate her cancer.

Call Ocwen CFO John Britti at 561-682-7535 and tell him to make a deal that Jacqueline and her family can afford, or have her blood on his hands. (sample script below)

Script: “Hi, my name is _________ and I'm calling on behalf of Jacquline Barber at 160 Stearman Road in Fayetteville, GA 30214. I understand that Ocwen aquired GMAC in February and will not honor the negotiations that have kept Jacqueline and her family in her home to this point as she undergoes chemotherapy. I demand that you offer Jacqueline and her family a deal they can afford to keep them in their home, and relieve Jacqueline of the stress of eviction while she bravely fights bone cancer.

Jacqueline worked hard in her professional life to keep people safe through her work as a police detective. She was even injured on the job. Now, facing a recurrence of bone cancer and an eviction foreclosure, she’s on the verge of having her home stolen by the same bankers who destroyed our economy, put 16 million homeowners underwater and 7 million families into the foreclosure process.

Please make the call. You can report what happened on the call by clicking "here*" and leaving a comment on the blog post. You will recognize it from the last time we had to make calls to save Jacqueline's home.

In solidarity,

--Nathan, Jeff, Kevin, Shab, and the entire Home Defenders League team.

*** The link to "here" is
http://www.homedefendersleague.org/2012/10/29/get-sick-lose-your-home/
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 11:54 am
Thank you for this update. It is dispicable what these banks are doing, they are robbing and stealing peoples homes and this Country has done little to nothing to stop this.

This settlement with 2 million homeowners who all were illegally foreclosed on is a farce. Over 65% of these homeowners received $300 in this settlement, a paltry $300 for a home! Is no wonder these Banksters have no reason to change their ways with such a low so called punishment. It's like if someone stole $1,000 from you and the court told them they must return one penny. What is the incentive to stop stealing? There is none for the Greedy Heartless Ones.

We are being over-run by the Criminals, the Banksters, Wall Street, the MultiNational Corporations, and we do not even have our Government Officials protecting us from them. Instead most of our elected officials have crawled into bed with them, with few exceptions, and so we get a screwing from them as well.

I wish this woman the best, I'll do my small part in helping, because that is all we have anymore is each other.
 

JL A. (285)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 1:01 pm
Thanks for the update Joanne! And Dandelion, thanks so much for the promised to help--a model we all would do well to follow.
 

Judy C. (102)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 11:11 pm
I'm just now finding about this, thanks to a message from my friend Joanne M. What the hell is wrong with the people, listed on the petition as US Bank CEO Richard Davis, & GMAC/ResCap CEO Tom Morano& Ocwen? Are they not human beings? Apparently, accordng to updates I see, GMAC was swallowed up by bigger alleged corporate criminal outfit Ocwen Financial Services.

Anyway, I signed the petition, and will look at the phone calling instructions in the daytime. Thanks Joanne and J.L.
 

JL A. (285)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 7:33 am
You are welcome Judy. You cannot currently send a star to Judy because you have done so within the last day.
 

Joanne Dixon (42)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:43 pm
NEW PETITION at SignOn
Link:

http://www.campaignforfairsettlement.org/jacquelinebarber
 

JL A. (285)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 1:14 pm
Thanks for adding the new petition Joanne!
 
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