#OccupyHomes Is #Occupy Movement’s Newest Trend: Dad Fights #Occupy Squatters Who Seized His House – With Video
Jan 16, 2012 3 Comments ›› Angelia
“After spreading first from New York’s Wall Street to other cities across America and then around the world, the occupying of foreclosed homes is one of the latest trends for the group demonstrating against the wealthiest one per cent.”
A New York man says Occupy Wall Street protestors went too far after occupying his own home where he and his two children lived.
Protestors took over a man’s house in Brooklyn and presented it to a homeless family after they found it vacant and believed to have been foreclosed on by the bank.
‘Foreclose on banks not people,’ a large yellow sign read above the house after the group celebrated its capture, opening it to a fanfare celebration complete with balloons, a rally and ample press.
Police notified the home owner, Wise Ahadzi, confirmed with Bank of American by the New York Post, sending him promptly to the scene.
Stunned but catching possible opportunity for help, he says if they’re going to be helping anyone save the house from foreclosure it should be him.
‘I paid the mortgage on the house for two years,’ Mr Ahadzi, a 28-year-old father with two girls, ages three and 10, told the Post.
Mr Ahadzi is currently renting out a two-bedroom in a nearby neighbourhood in Brooklyn while he works to pay off the mortgage of the two-story property he says he purchased in 2007 for $424,500 but has since struggled to make payments on.
Just a couple years after its purchase, that home price dropped to $150,000 when the housing bubble burst.
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