Ruckus network folks helped out with a "right to stay" press conference at the home of Karen Mim in East Oakland Tuesday, 8/4. Originally, Mim was scheduled for eviction, and Just Cause and ACORN successfully organized community support through phone calls to the Sherriff’s office urging the city to cancel the eviction, as well as planning a home defense blockade for 5am.
Because of the loud community support, the Sherriff postponed the eviction; therefore, instead of a blockade on Tuesday, a press conference was held to voice community support for Mim’s right to stay permanently.
If the Sherriff decides to come back to evict Mim, the community will be there to defend her!
BREAKING NEWS from Just Cause Oakland:
Karen Mim’s eviction for 8/4 has been postponed. Instead of a home blockade at 5am Tuesday, there will be signmaking at 9am, and then a press conference at 1pm. 9401 Cherry St, Oakland.
We’re also asking for people to make donations to Karen so that she can stay in her home, the rent that Aurora is asking her to pay is $50/day, if you can donate a day, or part of a day, that would be greatly appreciated,to make a donation, make out a check payable to Karen Mims or you can bring your donations to the press conference tomorrow
Come join the defense! Say no to evictions!
9401 Cherry St, Oakland
Karen Mims has lived in her East Oakland home for 12 years and now is facing eviction due to a foreclosure on Tuesday morning, 8/4, as early as 6am. "My home is where my family gathers for the holidays," said Karen Mims, who has been an ACORN member since ACORN’s Home Defending Campaign began in February. "My grandchildren come and stay with me here and if someone is having a tough time, if they lose a job or something, I can let them stay here. Aurora Loans is trying to take that away,"
While Karen’s bank, Aurora Loan Servicing signed onto the Obama plan, initial data shows that they are not in compliance with the regulations and still not modifying loans. On Tuesday, the day of Karen’s eviction, the White House will publish the first report on the performance of Making Home Affordable Servicers. ACORN Home Defenders expect Aurora to be at the bottom of the list.
Meanwhile, senior citizens like Karen Mims have not been able to get the help they need to stay in their homes.
Because of the sheriff’s unexpected eviction last week at Tosha’s house – we expect they may show up earlier than they have in the past this Tuesday. The earliest the can come is at 6:00 – and so we are asking people to get there before then. We will begin gathering at 5am at Karen’s home at 9401 Cherry St. in East Oakland.
Please join us! For questions about this action, please contact Carlos Uribe at curibe[at]acorn.org or at 510-434-3110 x 503.