Two celebrations took place over last week that are significant to both the Christian and Jewish faiths.
Our co-chairs—Rev. George Cummings, pastor of Imani Community Church, and Richard Speiglman, a member of Kehilla Community Synagogue— took some time to reflect on what Passover and Easter mean to them. They also shared how those traditions relate to the work of OCO.CONTINUE READING
A new report shows how we can solve the housing crisis and put people back to work by the millions. Can you help spread the word? Today, The New Bottom Line releases a report called The Win-Win Solution: How Fixing The Housing Crisis Will Create 1 Million Jobs. The report details the positive economic benefits if banks […]CONTINUE READING
Last Wednesday, August 10th, OCO, along with 20 other Wells Fargo account holders, including St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Oakland Education Association, closed their accounts! Around 30 OCO, ACCE and OEA members attended the press conference in front of Wells Fargo and made the following three demands: pay Oakland what they owe in fines […]CONTINUE READING
During the week of March 14th, PICO California, together with allies at ACCE, California Reinvestment Coalition and SEIU, launched a statewide campaign to pass a package of new state legislation aimed at protecting homeowners from fraudulent bank foreclosure practices and making banks pay their fair share for the housing and foreclosure crisis that has devastated […]CONTINUE READING
St. Louis Bertrand leaders are in the thick of the foreclosure crisis. Ana Rosa Tapi, a single mother of three, working two jobs, sought help from her bank to modify her loan. The bank did not help her. She was evicted, ruined her credit, and is now working to prevent a repeat of this story […]CONTINUE READING