Members of the Foreclosure Resisters were recently interviewed on KDVS FM’s show “Speaking in Tongues” to discuss Common Law’s foreclosure prevention legal clinic and the formation of Foreclosure Resisters. To listen to the radio show, click here.
Common Law contributed its essay “Courtrooms as Spaces for Activism” for Mobilizing Ideas, an online forum that focuses on interdisciplinary perspectives on social movements. Click here to read the essay.
We’re excited to introduce Foreclosure Resisters – our quarterly newsletter for homeowners fighting back against foreclosures! The first issue of Foreclosure Resisters shares four major court victories of homeowners representing themselves against big banks – and winning!
Common Law’s legal clinic for homeowners in foreclosure has a new home! The legal clinic now meets at NESRI (90 John Street, Suite 308) in Manhattan. Our legal clinic is every Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
If you are a homeowner in foreclosure and would like to attend Common Law’s legal clinic, please call our office to schedule an appointment: 212-213-3920.
At the legal clinic, you will:
–Learn about your rights and options as a homeowner
–Learn about the foreclosure process
–Learn about your legal defenses
–Receive help drafting important court documents
–Meet with attorneys for individualized assistance
–Join a community of homeowners and attorneys fighting back against foreclosure!
As part of a growing movement for a people’s moratorium on foreclosures, Common Law will be participating in another auction blockade in the Bronx on March 26th. Please join us as we, along with dozens of other housing activists, sing “Listen Auctioneer.”
St. Pat’s for All welcomes all to celebrate Irish heritage and culture regardless of race, gender, creed or sexual orientation. Common Law (joined by 20 allies/supporters) was proud to march with the peace and justice contingent in the parade this year.
In October 2011 and again in January 2012, Common Law joined housing activists from Organizing for Occupation to block the public auction of foreclosed homes. We are part of a larger movement to lift every voice and sing in a moratorium on all foreclosures. Recently, the auction blockades were covered by the Rachel Maddow Show:
Common Law’s weekly foreclosure prevention legal clinics help homeowners fight back against the banks and keep their homes. Our legal clinics provide legal education about the foreclosure process and about the options that are available to homeowners to avoid foreclosure. Common Law attorneys also help homeowners identify legal defenses to foreclosure and draft important legal documents.