Thursday, May 16, 2013
A delegations of struggling homeowners, some of whom already lost their homes, join community leaders in delivering the newly release Wasted Wealth Report to Governor Nathan Deal, who declined to accept the report in person.
The delegation of about 15 people had to deal with a considerable amount of hassle to get into the Capitol. At one point we were put under the impression that we were not going to be allowed in the building despite having taken all the appropriate measures.
After delivering the report we held a press conference outside the Governors office. Struggling residents called for mass mortgage principle reduction and for Governor Deal to change the requirements for Georgia's HomeSafe program. HomeSafe was created with the over 360 million dollars Georgia got from the federal settlement the big banks made. The money is supposed to go to the hardest hit. Instead only 1% of the funds have ended up in the hands of those that need it the most.