A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience.Obama just gave these people $2 BILLION dollars. What do you think they're going to do around the country with all that money?
The group wants to train homeowners facing eviction on peaceful ways they can remain in their homes.
Derek Valcourt reports their actions are not without controversy.
Near Patterson Park, the padlock on the door and the sign in the window tells part of Donna Hanks foreclosure story.
“The mortgage went up $300 in one month,” said Hanks, former homeowner.
She says the bank refused to modify her loan and foreclosed, kicking her out of the house in September.
The community group ACORN calls Hanks a victim of predatory lending.
“This is our house now,” said Louis Beverly, ACORN.
And on Thursday afternoon, they literally broke the foreclosure padlock right off the front door and then broke into the house, letting Hanks back in for the first time in months.
Don Surber says the bailout should have gone to those of us who have watched our 401ks turn into 201ks, instead of a bunch of people who bought homes they couldn't afford. I agree.