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10/31/2015 | Organizing for Housing Justice & A Home to Thrive

Demanding Action on Housing in Washington, D.C.

On September 30, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined grassroots community leaders and 15 mayors and city councilmembers in Washington, DC to call on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac to stop selling off tens of thousands of delinquent mortgages to Wall Street speculators, and, instead, to sell them to purchasers that have a program and plan to save homes from foreclosure and create affordable housing. CPD partners New York Communities for Change (NYCC) and the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) led the effort to organize the event, along with Local Progress, New Jersey Communities United, and the Right to the City Alliance to organize the event. 

Immediately following this meeting, a smaller delegation of local elected officials together with community leaders from around the country met with Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Ed Golding.