March 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm #24730
This is a report on what Greensboro is doing about the foreclosure mess. The Registrar of Deeds is working on the problem, as is Occupy Greensboro, and other people. They did a training for average people to detect foreclosure fraud, among other things.March 27, 2012 at 8:17 am #24732
Thanks for posting this. It is WONDERFUL. We could do this here, too. Marie Hall is running for Register of Deeds. She is running hard. We could talk with her and offer to support her if she would take the same stand as Jeff Thigpen. The primary is May 8. It is timely. Her cell phone numberis 776-4731. Anyone want to work with me on this?
KathrynMarch 28, 2012 at 10:29 am #24743
I like Drew Reisinger… have known him for awhile. But I don’t know Marie.
Drew has really cleaned things up in the RofD office, and reduced costs too. But he has not gone after people like Thigpen has done. I believe Marie used to work under the former Registrar, and that was not a good situation – but I may be mistaken about that.
I think I would like to get trained on uncovering fraud in the foreclosure documents. But I am head to DC tomorrow for protests and then visiting family, so I will be gone for two weeks. I will be in tough when I get back.
SusanApril 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm #24770
Just catching up with your posts today, April 6. I agree– let’s investigate our records here in Buncombe to show how big banks have been using fast-and-loose documentation to seize homes.
I wrote to Drew Reisinger a couple weeks ago and then spoke to him about this. He is supportive, but super-busy with campaign and special projects. Cecil Bothwell and Marc Hunt of City Council expressed support. Have also talked with Rochelle Sparko at Justice Center in Raleigh, who does training for volunteer investigators.
I’m going through online Register of Deeds to start working out a methodology that a group of us could use to generate hard information about careless and possibly fraudulent documentation. It looks like we could do an investigation based on some of these online docs, including images of signatures that can be saved and printed out. In other places, this kind of citizen investigation has gotten big play in the media (Washington Post). I’ve gathered details about their efforts.
Want to meet next week, week of April 9?
Richard GenzJune 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm #24999
This is a very interesting article about what is being doing in other areas of the country to intervene in the “foreclosure mess.”
KathrynJune 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm #25023
Here’s another article which addresses action with regard to the foreclosure mess.June 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm #25026
Hello. The planning for the Occupy Caravan has been a little …. well challenging. But there is some conversation about whether it might be a good opportunity to have some action related to banking/housing/foreclousers. The Committees of Correspondence working group has been one of the main places where we’ve been trying to organize events related to the caravan. I can’t say for sure that this group will be talking about a forclouser related action at the next meeting, but we’d love to have ya’ll’s thinking (Susan, Kathryn, Richard, and anyone else following this thread)!June 15, 2012 at 8:20 am #25032
Thanks for the invitation. I won’t be available this Saturday to plan anything, but I would be happy to participate in a structured conversation with the caravan folk about what has been done to address foreclosures in other parts of the country and hopefully it could lead to some kind of action from us in the future. We don’t seem to have any coordinated strategy as yet or a concrete target.
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