[imc-rochester] Update from Ravenwood Eviction: Negotiations with Fannie Mae Begin
Ryan David Acuff
racuff at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 19:19:15 PDT 2011
Update from Ravenwood Eviction: Negotiations with Fannie Mae BeginMarch 29,
After almost a year of being stonewalled by Fannie Mae (the current owner of
9 Ravenwood), today and the day after the eviction of the family and 7 were
arrested in protest, Fannie Mae came to the table to begin negotiations with
the family. This afternoon Catherine Lennon of 9 Ravenwood Ave was on a
five-way call with 3 officials from Fannie Mae and staff person from
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's office who arranged the call. According to
Ms. Lennon the dialogue was very positive and that Fannie Mae vowed to work
with her to get her home back. They stated that the first step was to get
the family's records of current income and would continue to work from
there. In addition, Take Back the Land Rochester received calls today from
both Senator Chuck Schumer's office and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand saying
that they would also be stepping up efforts to intervene on the family's
behalf. You can find Congresswoman Slaughter's press release below.
For more information contact
Ryan Acuff 455-0961
*Rep. Louise M. Slaughter*
*Ranking Member, House Committee on Rules*
*Representing New York’s 28th District*
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
*Victoria Dillon*(202) 225-2888
*Slaughter Steps In to Help Local Family Return to their Home *
*Slaughter Connects Catherine Lennon with Mortgage Lender Fannie Mae to
Resolve Tragic Situation*
WASHINGTON– Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today intervened in the
hopes of allowing a Rochester woman and her family of 11 to return to their
home following an eviction by mortgage lender Fannie Mae.
Catherine Lennon of Rochester, called Slaughter’s office last week asking
for the Congresswoman’s help so she could stay in her home with her family.
It was Slaughter who first alerted Fannie Mae to Lennon’s situation.
Yesterday, Lennon was evicted from her Ravenwood Ave. home.
Today Slaughter spoke to officials at Fannie Mae and put Lennon in direct
contact with officials who could help resolve her case. Lennon’s case is
currently being re-reviewed by high level officials at Fannie Mae.
“I’m very happy to assist Ms. Lennon and her family of 11 so that they will
be able to return to their home,” said Slaughter. “Seeing the outpouring of
support from the community is particularly moving. Every day we hear about
home foreclosures reported with faceless statistics but it is Ms. Lennon’s
tenacity to protect her home and the family she loves that we should
remember. I will continue to wish her and her family the very best.”
*# # #*
*United States House of Representatives
2469 Rayburn House Office Building • Washington, DC 20515*
*(202) 225-3615 phone • (202) 225-7822 fax • www.louise.house.gov*
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