This is a really powerful video about the struggle with foreclosure by a North Minneapolis woman, Monique White.
Via Occupy Minneapolis:
"Monique White bought her house in North Minneapolis in 2003, and was the first person in her family to own a home. Now she is facing foreclosure and though she has been trying for years to work with U.S. Bank to save her home, they have been unwilling to help her up to this point."
"Monique worked for 11 years as a youth counselor at a group home to help troubled teens transition back into their communities. In February 2010, the nonprofit shut down due to state budget cuts. Although Monique still has a part-time job at a liquor store where she has worked for the past 8 years, this has not been enough to afford her mortgage payment."
"Monique has gone through the process of trying to get a loan modification writing a hardship letter and sending document after document to US Bank, yet they still refused to work with her and have foreclosed on her home."
"A house across the street from my house just sold for $9,500, and the bank would rather kick me out and let the house sit empty than renogotiate my $130,000 mortage. It makes absolutely no sense." Explained Monique."
Some members of the Occupy Minneapolis movement have relocated, and "Occupied" the lawn of Monique White's home, in an effort to help her fight foreclosure and eviction, the second such effort we've seen just this week.
As soon as any more information comes in on how these efforts to prevent foreclosure are progressing, I'll be sure to update you here at Occupy America.