On December 11, the Senate voted to confirm Representative Mel Watt, effectively replaced Acting Director Ed DeMarco as the new Director of the Federal Housing and Finance Agency (FHFA). Springfield No One Leaves/Nadie Se Mude members were a major part of forcing this administration change.
Sister Deborah Nowell sat-in in an act of civil disobedience in front of Fannie Mae’s offices in September 2012:Springfield Fannie & Freddie Families marched in the streets of Springfield, Boston, New York, and protested in front of DeMarco’s house in D.C.:
SNOL Organizer Roberto Garcia Ceballos protested DeMarco’s testimony to congress in March 2013:
And countless families stood up and bravely told their stories to fight back!
Springfield No One Leaves/Nadie Se Mude believes Fannie & Freddie must immediately enact a moratorium on ALL foreclosures and evictions until Watt meets with families affected by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and makes significant policy changes to support our communities including:
- Funding the National Housing Trust Fund to create and expand low-income affordable rental housing for all residents in the United States
- Reducing principal to the current home value to allow millions of homeowners to stay in their homes.
- Removing restrictions on reselling Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac homes to former occupants at the current market value.
- Guiding GSE reform (the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) to serve Main Street not Wall Street