Lorraine Dexter fights for her home and wins

Freddie Mac was set to evict, but finally gave in to pressure, accepted her offer Viewing a powerful video by Detroit Eviction Defense might have shamed this federally-owned mortgage company into halting its senseless drive to evict this family in November 2014. By the time Lorraine Dexter realized that amore

Orozco family wins settlement

The Orozcos came to us in the fall of 2013 when they were facing possible eviction from their Southwest Detroit home during a time of economic distress. The federally-owned mortgage giant Fannie Mae had taken over, and an eviction hearing was set for December. DED and supporters from UAW Localmore

Cullors family saved their home of 23 years

In response to an emergency call for help, neighbors in Detroit’s Rosedale Park rallied early Halloween morning, October 31, 2013, to defend the Cullors family from being evicted and having all their belongings tossed into the dreaded dumpster they discovered next to their home. The crowd delayed the wrecking crewmore

Eviction dismissed, Smith regains home!

 Tsehaya Smith is buying back home she saved from blight On August 7, 2014, Fannie Mae, the federally-controlled mortgage company, agreed to dismiss the eviction case against Ms. Smith and hammer out a deal to sell her back her home. Ms. Smith and her lawyer bargained hard for a reasonablemore

Urealdene Henderson won home back

After Metro Property threatened, demanded huge payment Ms. Henderson had lived in her Detroit home for 36 years. She worked at Great Lakes Steel as a member of the Steelworkers union for 34 years, but after being diagnosed with cancer she was off work for three years.  She returned to workmore

Paramount homeowners stop mass eviction, win back homes

After we packed courtrooms, Pension Board meetings At a packed Circuit Court hearing in December 2013, Judge John Gillis set aside the Detroit Police and Fire Pension Board’s motion for mass eviction of 57 homeowners who had been defrauded by the now-defunct Paramount Land Holdings. The Judge restored the rightmore

June 2013 event helped the Valdezs buy their home back

“In November of 2012, we found out that our home was sold at a tax auction and bought by Redford Investment. Our lives were turned upside down, and we were facing eviction. We tried to resolve it with the buyer; he in a few words told us that he wasmore

Jennifer Britt fended off eviction, saved home!

Detroit’s Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhood offers key support Jennifer had paid $46,000 to save a Rosedale Park-Detroit home that’s worth $25,000; 100 people held dawn-to-dusk vigil for two months to prevent eviction. Detroit Eviction Defense organized house-to-house leafleting of the neighborhood, informing them of Jennifer’s problem and inviting them to call themore

Gregorio Martinez gets his home back!

During the year Chase Bank tried to evict Martinez, it learned that he could not be moved without a fight. After two marches, packed courtrooms and other popular pressure, the bank officially withdrew its eviction request. By working with HUD, Martinez finally got back his home at a reasonable pricemore

Alma Counts gets her home back, foreclosure stopped!

Alma is a paralyzed senior citizen on fixed income who fought being foreclosed on by Chase Bank and Freddie Mac, the federal agency that took over her mortgage. Even after the bank had pledged to modify mortgages and stop foreclosure fraud, it nullified Counts’ previous modification and doubled her payments.more

Why are the Feds destroying our ‘hoods?

200+ people came out to hear testimony in May, 2013: Homeowners determined to stay & fight “I really wanted you to view me and acknowledge me as a living, breathing, human being and not just another statistical casualty. I guess because you’re not represented here today, I can’t accomplish that. Imore

Ray Mandrey gets settlement, not eviction

Video tells the shocking story of how Ray Mandry, a vet who has disabilities, had to fight the government he served, as it tried to evict him from his home. We apparently got Fannie Mae’s attention at the People’s Hearing held in May, 2013, even though Fannie Mae officials who hadmore

Rob & Debbie Henry fought eviction and won modified mortgage

After 100+ people marched on Bank of America: The Henrys couldn’t keep up with their Bank of America mortgage after Debbie had a stroke and could no longer work full time. The value of their house had plunged by two-thirds, and the bank and its insurer had been bailed outmore