From We Are Oregon:
Fannie Mae really wants nothing to do with the families that they
evict. They use armed goons and local henchmen to avoid looking
homeowners, like Debbie Austin, in the eye as they throw them out onto
The bailout funded giant has installed armed private security guards in
the Austins home to keep their house family-free. By our count the
amount spent keeping their home empty has surpassed $10,000. And when
home defenders met with Fannie Mae last month in DC, the mortgage giant
said they weren't able to work with her, but that we should contact
their local representatives. In Oregon, Fannie Mae has passed the buck
on to Eugene attorney Brian D. Cox, the Fannie Mae foreclosure servicer
On February 5th, 12 community members visited the law office of Brian
Cox to demand that the NE Portland home be returned to the Austins
immediately and permanently. We haven’t heard a reply yet. Brian Cox
needs to know that there are hundreds of community members standing with
the Austins! We will hold him and Fannie Mae accountable for the
housing crisis and evictions in our community!
action today! Send a message to Fannie Mae’s Oregon foreclosure
servicer Brian Cox and demand that they give Debbie back her house!
Call Brian Cox’s office at (541) 683-7151. Here is an example of what you might say:
* Calls are the most effective! *
Hello my name is ________.
May I speak with Brian Cox?
As a neighbor and community member I am outraged at the eviction of
Debbie and Ron Austin and their two children on January 16th, 2013. I am
also appalled that Fannie Mae has so far paid more than $10,000 to have
armed security guarding their home to keep the house empty. I demand
that you, as a representative of Fannie Mae, work with the Austins to
return the home to them immediately and permanently, and that you stop
participating in all evictions. The housing justice community will
continue to stand with the Austin’s until they are returned to their
Will you work to return the Austins to their home?
If not Brian Cox -- who at Fannie Mae is empowered to work with the Austins to return their home?
We Are Oregon