A month ago Toni Furman was evicted from her Lithonia home. Since being evicted she has been fighting and organizing to get back into her home. This past Monday, June 10th, she moved back in and liberated her home with the help of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta.
The outpouring of neighborly support has been amazing. After moving in Toni and her community started cleaning up her house and organizing to get Cenlar, the bank that wrongly evicted her last month, to work out a deal that keeps Toni in her home. Last night about 50 people cycled through a community cookout hosted at Toni’s house. Neighbors gave words of support and empathy, said they would stand with Toni, and many even shared their own stories of housing struggle.
Today neighbors are dropping by the house to call Cenlar CEO Gregory Tornquist on his personal cell phone at (609)-462-0090 and Cenlar VP of Communications Denise Vaccaro at (609)-883-3900 ext. 3292 to demand that Cenlar speak with Toni to work out a deal that keeps her in her home.
On Saturday June 15th neighbors and activists will gather at Toni’s home for a community clean up, with residents of the community choosing a site they feel needs some TLC.