FORWARD 13: WAKING UP THE AMERICAN DREAM – THE MORTAGE CRISIS MADE PERSONAL Documentary About Foreclosure Crises Coming to DVD and On Demand January 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 7, 2014) For most Americans, owning a home is the pinnacle of the American Dream. For Patrick Lovell—who worked as a Senior Producer on the nationally syndicated television program, ‘Home Team’, which lent a hand to aspiring first-time homeowners—home ownership became his nightmare when the global financial market crashed in 2008, leaving him jobless and with a mortgage he could no longer afford. Armed with a camera, Lovell set out to discover why the American Dream failed him and millions of others in FORWARD 13: WAKING UP THE AMERICAN DREAM, which will be released nationwide by Cinema Libre Studio on DVD and On Demand platforms starting January 21, 2014. Continue reading

Official Launch of Home + A Dream Foreclosed – Free Book Launch and Mixtape

We’ve traveled the globe to record the voices of people who are standing up for their right to a home. Join us to celebrate the official launch of: A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home by Laura Gottesdiener & Home: a musical conversation on the global fight for housing produced by Housing is a Human Right & Nomadic Wax, in association with the Cornel West theory. Continue reading

July 24th: Stop Bloomberg’s Attack on the People!

The people of New York City are in the fight of our lives. Bloomberg and his Housing Authority want to build luxury towers on the parks and playgrounds of Lower East Side and Harlem public housing projects. On July 24th, public housing residents will take over the NYCHA Draft Annual Plan hearing to demand that NYCHA immediately terminate the plan. Find out how to volunteer or otherwise support! Continue reading

What Is the (True) Value of a Vacant or Abandoned Building?

What looks like a dilapidated, falling down shack to the uninformed eye may actually be a jewel in the rough: close to transportation, good schools and cultural outlets. The Hidden Value in Abandoned Buildings platform is a web-based tool that, once it is fully developed, will serve as a rich database to illustrate the amenities and resources present in close proximity to many vacant and abandoned buildings in Bronzeville. Continue reading

Foreclosure Resistance in Colorado

Occupy Denver members are staging an immediate action at the home of long time Idaho Springs resident Sahara Donahue. Sahara, who has volunteered with the Clear Creek County Open Space Commission for 12 years, is facing eviction by U.S. Bank after a long legal battle that, like so many cases of foreclosure in Colorado, involve fraudulent actions on the part of the bank. Continue reading

Press Conference and Rally to Support Sunset Park Activist, Dennis Flores

Sunset Park Rent Strikers, OSP, and supporters will rally and plan to fill up courtroom and demand that the Brooklyn D.A’s office dismiss all charges against OSP activist Dennis Flores. Flores came to the aide of tenant Francisca Ixtilico who was assaulted by building super, Israel Espinoza, who sent her to the hospital with cerebral bleeding. Continue reading

Brooklyn Rent Strikers Hold a “Sidewalk Sleep-In” on 7/18 – Followed By a People’s Inspection the Next Day

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in front of 553-46th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, dozens will gather for a vigil at 6:00 pm and will then hold a sleep-in on the the sidewalk to protest the inhumane, unsafe, illegal and deplorable living conditions in the three adjacent buildings owned by one of the city’s worst landlords. Continue reading