Back in December, I wrote about the story of Minneapolis resident Bobby Hull, a Marine veteran and longtime skilled master plasterer who fell behind in his payments to US Bank when age and illness (in the form of three heart attacks, a collapsed lung, and surgery on both shoulders) forced him off the job and into the hospital. Occupy Minneapolis’ Occupy Homes branch, led by Nick Espinosa, and the local group Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, led by Anthony Newby, joined forces to try to save Bobby’s home — which was not only his home, but that of his entire extended family.
Today, we got the word from Occupy Homes and NOC in a joint press release that they have succeeded: “On Monday, February 27th at noon, South Minneapolis homeowner Bobby Hull, supporters from Occupy Homes MN and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) and will publicly declare victory in their fight to save Hull’s family home from an unfair and avoidable foreclosure. Following a three-month public campaign, Hull’s lender has agreed to renegotiate his mortgage so that he and his family can keep their home!”
Congratulations to Bobby and many thanks to Occupy Homes MN and NOC for helping him stay in his home!