Lilia Abbatematteo is still fighting off a wrongfully foreclosure. And tomorrow you can help her do so.
On Wednesday, 10 am, Direct Action for Rights and Equality activists with join Abbatematteo in front of her home at 129-131 Chapin Ave in Providence.
“DARE and the Tenant and Homeowner Association seek a resolution that keeps Ms. Abbatematteo, her family and tenants in their home,” according to a press release about the action. There will be “dozens of people, including local homeowners and tenants, holding signs and chanting to pressure Fannie Mae to negotiate a rental agreement for the residents of the property. Signs and banners reading ‘Stop Foreclosures and Evictions’ and ‘Don’t Evict, Negotiate.'”
Abbatematteo is being foreclosed because an administrative error on the bank’s part. She explains what happened here:
“In 2002 I co-signed a second mortgage with my mother and her then live-in partner, to help out a troubled family member. Through the years the mortgage was transferred between various banks. It ended up with Chase Bank for a while, but my name was no longer on the loan. This was traumatizing and made it impossible to get a modification after my mother’s death. I’ve tried to resolve the issue through phone call after phone call after phone call. I’ve even paid a law firm to get help. But the bank always refused to work with me.”
If you can’t make it tomorrow, please sign this petition.