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Stopping a Thanksgiving weekend eviction

Two families facing eviction due to foreclosure – one scheduled for eviction the day after Thanksgiving – are refusing to leave, and Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction is mounting a public campaign to pressure their lenders to give them mortgage modifications.

CUAFE has posted Youtube videos asking people to call lawyers for HSBC Bank and IndyMac/OneWest Bank to consider offers the group says banks have ignored.

Arturo Martinez and Remedios Sanchez have lived for 25 years in their Albany Park home, now shared with a daughter and several grandchildren.  Martinez began struggling with his mortgage after his hours were cut at work; because of a mix-up when court papers were served, he didn’t know his home was in foreclosure until after it was sold, according to Chris Poulos of CUAFE.

They were recently informed that they’re scheduled for eviction Friday.

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