Sunday, March 10, 2013

Residents Organize Against Eviction and Foreclosure in Stone Mountain

Today over 30 people came together for a housing justice meeting in Stone Mountain. What precipitated the gathering in was the recent eviction of longtime community activist Mildred Obi.

Although the communities love for Mildred certainly brought folks together, it was clear that she's not the only one experiencing hard times. We heard from multiple residents facing eviction and foreclosure.

For a first meeting of it's kind in Stone Mountain I was surprised how fired up and excited folks were about organizing their neighborhoods to resist evictions and foreclosures. We will be hosting a second meeting this Saturday at 1pm, venue will be posted by Monday morning.

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