PNC Bank Protest — Help Yin Wong Stay in Her Home!

IMG_2779_1On March 15, 2013, few dozen protestors from the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Occupy Bernal, Occupy Noe and other organizations protested PNC Bank’s seventh attempt to evict disabled senior Yin Wong from her San Francisco Bayview home even though she made all her payments on time. The Foreclosure and Eviction Fighters and their supporters shut down the entrances to the PNC Bank branch on the 28th floor of 575 Market Street, as well as access to the rest of the building except through a loading dock on the rear side of the building. The group demanded that PNC Bank cancel the eviction and sell Yin Wong her home.

Media coverage: Huffington Post

Videos and photos:

Links: Action Alert    Protest at PNC on August 27, 2012    Protest at PNC on July 26, 2012    OLD PNC Action flyer in English    OLD PNC Action Flyer in Chinese

PNC Bank Protest — Stop Eviction and Help Yin Wong Keep Her Family Home

PNC Bank plans to evict Foreclosure and Eviction Fighter Yin Wong and her family from their home in Bayview. We have to stop them!

 
Please take action with these steps to save their home:

NOTE: PNC Bank has been blacklisting email addresses, so if you can send your email from another email address please do so.

1) Call and email these PNC staff with the message below:

  • PNC CEO James E. Rohr right now at 412-762-2294 (may transfer to Executive Complaint Office voicemail) or 412-963-6133 (home)
  • PNC Bank President William Demchak at 917-348-1173 (cell)
  • PNC Senior Vice President Thomas Hyland at 212-527-3938
  • PNC Bank Vice President of Corporate Communications Fred Solomon at 412-762-7544

To: james.e.rohr@pnc.com, james.rohr@pnc.com, bill.demchak@pnc.com, thomas.hyland@pnc.com, frederick.solomon@pnc.com
Cc: alisa.winslow@pnc.com, alok.satyawadi@pnc.com, andrew.siwulec@pnc.com, angela.gammage@pnc.com, barbara.martocci@pnc.com, barbara.stuck@pnc.com, catherine.bernard@pnc.com, dale.klose@pnc.com, daniel.potter@pnc.com, david.aloise@pnc.com, deborah.vanvalkenburgh@pnc.com, ginger.siegel@pnc.com, jerry.furby@pnc.com, joel.roediger@pnc.com, john.robinson@pnc.com, john.turner@pnc.com, joseph.chasteen@pnc.com, karen.larrimer@pnc.com, kevin.scheffler@pnc.com, kim.mcneil@pnc.com, laura.watson@pnc.com, liz.kuonen@pnc.com, lou.stempkowski@pnc.com, michael.delgado@pnc.com, michael.golden@pnc.com, michael.ley@pnc.com, robert.andres@pnc.com, sam.colton@pnc.com, sean.costello@pnc.com, susan.campbell@pnc.com, william.lashbrook@pnc.com, action@occupytheauctions.org
Subject: Stop Eviction and Sell Yin Wong (#0002043106) Her Family Home

Dear PNC,

Please postpone the seventh eviction attempt you’ve scheduled for March 6, and sell San Francisco resident Yin Wong and her daughter Wai Cheung (PNC mortgage customer loan #0002043106) their family home in Bayview. After PNC purchased their mortgage loan from National City Mortgage, they received no notification of the purchase so their EFT payment didn’t make it to PNC, which rapidly foreclosed on their home and has tried six times to evict them. They have always paid and been prepared to pay their mortgage, so please negotiate with them and settle this matter fairly.

Sincerely,

your name here

2) Sign the OccupyOurHomes.org Petition.

3) Stay tuned for 6:00am Wednesday home eviction defense at Yin Wong’s home, which may last all day. Those who wish to commit civil disobedience (i.e. take an arrest) may have the opportunity to do so, although anyone who doesn’t want to risk arrest may of course also participate.

Background

PNC Bank is stealing the home of Yin Wong, disabled senior by ILLEGALLY foreclosing on her and her family after National City Mortgage sold the loan on her home to PNC Bank. The first she heard of PNC’s purchase of the loan was a foreclosure notice in the mail. Even though Yin Wong has the money to pay the loan and has tried to get PNC Bank to accept it, PNC has refused and has pushed eviction proceedings forward even after four prior court appearances during which the Superior Court judge urged PNC to correct the problem. Yin Wong has tried over and over to work with PNC, but PNC has refused to work with her.

PNC Bank did the exact same thing with the Cruz family in Minneapolis… thousands of people have protested their eviction, organizing to re-occupy their home with dozens of arrests.

Let’s stand together to fight back and let banks know that we won’t let them foreclosure on families illegally.

JOIN US AND DEMAND PNC WORK WITH YIN TO KEEP HER HOME!!!

To get involved or for more information, call Grace at ACCE at +1-415-377-6872 or email gmartinez@calorganize.org

Links: Protest at PNC on March 15, 2013    Protest at PNC on August 27, 2012    Protest at PNC on July 26, 2012    OLD PNC Action flyer in English    OLD PNC Action Flyer in Chinese

For updates and this action alert: http://occupytheauctions.org/wordpress/?p=8439

25 Cameo Way: Home Protected by Occupy

The home of Larry Faulks at 25 Cameo Way in San Francisco is protected by Occupy.

Prospective buyers and realtors should be aware that Wells Fargo sold the property illegally at a foreclosure auction to DMG Asset Management, which then illegally evicted Larry from the home.

Realtors should provide buyers with full disclosure about the illegal foreclosure and eviction before showing the property to any potential buyer.

There are currently three federal agencies investigating the case, since Larry never received notice of the foreclosure sale from the trustee and only heard about it when an auction investor visited his home less than an hour before the foreclosure auction.

ALERT: Wells Fargo Stop the Foreclosures and Evictions of the “Wells 32″

As #1 in foreclosures in San Francisco, Wells Fargo is putting 32 families at risk of losing their homes due to foreclosure and related evictions. Wells Fargo is foreclosing on and evicting veterans and disabled and senior homeowners and families with children, as well as targeting homeowners with life-threatening illnesses. Wells Fargo has engaged in predatory, fraudulent, and racist lending practices and has contributed to a rash of foreclosure deaths.

Take action to stop Wells Fargo from foreclosing on and evicting the “Wells 32″–

  • Contact Wells Fargo staff with the following phone and email message:

    • Brenda Wright, Senior VP of Community Relations, +1 415-623-7738
    • Alfredo Pedroza, Director of California Local Government Relations, +1 415-396-0829
    • Ruben Pulido, Communications Staff, +1 415-852-1279
    • John Stumpf, CEO, +1 866-878-5865

     
    Sample message:
     
    To: brenda.wright@wellsfargo.com, alfredo.pedroza@wellsfargo.com, ruben.pulido@wellsfargo.com, john.g.stumpf@wellsfargo.com
    Cc: action@occupybernal.org
    Subject: Stop the Holiday Foreclosures and Evictions of the “Wells 32″

    Dear Wells Fargo staff,

    Please take IMMEDIATE action to stop holiday foreclosures and evictions. Please meet the demands listed for each of the 32 families listed below who Wells Fargo has put at risk (Name, Demand, Address, Loan #, Priority) and stop dual tracking by continuing to list foreclosure auctions while negotiating loan modifications:

    1. Bernetta Adolph, Stop eviction (20130303) Rescission of foreclosure sale and fair deal loan modification, 48 Lobos Street, SF, CA 94112, 44793073, 1
    2. Larry Faulks, Undo eviction (20121216), Rescission of foreclosure sale and fair deal loan modification, 25 Cameo Way, SF, CA 94131, 004 6406278, 1
    3. David Lewis, Rescission of foreclosure sale and fair deal loan modification, 442 Carl Street, SF, CA 94124, need loan #, 1
    4. Dollie and Sally Ross, Rescission of foreclosure sale and fair deal loan modification, 1075 Gilman Avenue, SF, CA 94124, 004 37815, 1
    5. Lehmann Brightman, Rescission of foreclosure sale (20130114) and fair deal loan modification, 2434 Faria Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564, 0044126233, 1
    6. Gloria Lomeli (and Alberto del Rio), Stop foreclosure auction (20130131) and fair deal loan modification, 565 Banks Street, SF, CA 94110, 47339080, 1
    7. Guadalupe Schmitt, Stop foreclosure auction (20130211) and fair deal loan modification, 11-13 Santa Marina Avenue, SF, CA 94110, 102484459, 1
    8. Benjamin and Irma Reed, Stop foreclosure auction (20130226) and fair deal loan modification, 2 Warren Drive, SF, CA 94131, , 1
    9. Emilia Hughetti, Stop foreclosure auction (20130228) and fair deal loan modification through loan servicer Chase, 1041 Florida Street, SF, CA 94110, Chase loan #20733507, 1
    10. Kim Mitchell, Postpone foreclosure auction until short sale, 601 Van Ness Ave #244, SF, CA 94102, , 2
    11. Segundina San Juan, Fair deal loan modification, 1074 Huron Avenue, SF, CA 94112, 00048634281, 2
    12. Maria and Washington Davila, New owner must keep Davilas as tenants under same rental conditions as before, 4255 Folsom Street, SF, CA 94110, , 2
    13. Armand and Maria Mejia, Stop foreclosure auction (20130204) and fair deal loan modification, 749 Athens Street, SF, CA 94112, 004 37815, 2
    14. Peter Fairfield (and L. Sweet), Stop foreclosure auction (20130205) and fair deal loan modification, 831 Chenery Street, SF, CA 94131, 1100225238, 2
    15. Eric (and John), Fair deal loan modification, 2
    16. Anonymous, Fair deal loan modification, Anonymous Street, SF, CA 94132, 004 5575008, 2
    17. Allen Stowers, Stop foreclosure auction and fair deal loan modification, 699 Peralta Avenue, SF, CA 94110, 0042836544, 2
    18. Sergio and Pureza Cardenas, Fair deal loan modification, 763 Silver Oaks Place, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, 0004274204, 3
    19. Dorothy Crawford, Fair deal loan modification, 407 Broderick Street, SF, CA 94117, 00045941416, 3
    20. Pei Jun Ding, Fair deal loan modification, 2227 38th Ave, SF, CA 94116, 00045599891, 3
    21. Henry Kielarowski, Fair deal loan modification, 1496 La Playa Street, SF, CA 94122, 7080043459395, 3
    22. Juan Lopez, Fair deal loan modification, 566 Madrid Street, SF, CA 94112, 00014382279, 3
    23. Edzel and Merrie Jo Musni, 2nd mortgage fair deal loan modification, 240 Randall Street, SF, CA 94131, 6511663531998, 3
    24. Sandra Reece, Fair deal loan modification, 1240 Revere Avenue, SF, CA 94124, , 3
    25. Margarita Rose, Fair deal loan modification, 908 Athens Street, SF, CA 94112, , 3
    26. Will Saltz, Loan payment grace period until property tax issue resolved, 177 Capistrano Avenue, SF, CA , 372095067, 3
    27. William Sandoval, Fair deal loan modification, 151 Beachview Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044, 00156852519, 3
    28. Sheila Julia Walsh, 2nd mortgage fair deal loan modification, 112 Judson Avenue, SF, CA 94112, , 3
    29. Gladys Dewitt, 2nd mortgage fair deal loan modification, 772 Hampshire Street, SF, CA 94110, , 3

     
    San Francisco’s Mayor and Board of Supervisors have unanimously requested a halt to foreclosures and related evictions, especially since San Francisco Assessor-Recorder’s report showing that 84% of foreclosures have at least one legal violation and due to Wells’ $175 million settlement paid to resolve allegations of racial discrimination in providing mortgage loans in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point and other neighborhoods.

    Wells Fargo’s “waterfall” model, along with similar policies from other lenders, ensures that the bank can squeeze the most money possible from homeowners struggling to make payments while finally discarding them like trash if the bank can’t make a profit on every single loan. Running a mortgage loan business means assuming risks, especially after receiving billions in bailout funds from the taxpayers, many of whom are Wells’ mortgage loan borrowers.

    Stop contributing to the rash of deaths by foreclosure! Stop the single-minded greedy focus on profit! Stop ignoring the health and well-being of your customers and the communities where we live! Take whatever action is necessary to keep distressed families in their homes!

    This is an URGENT request, so please respond right away.

    Sincerely,

    your name here

  • Reserve December 6 and December 18 on your calendar for Wells Fargo protests on behalf of the “Wells 29″. (Update: Those protests took place with great success!)

Wells Fargo plans to foreclose on or evict the “Wells 29″ despite:

This alert brought to you by Occupy Bernal, ACCE, and other supportive organizations coordinated within the Occupy the Auctions and Evictions campaign.

Links: Wells 32 Action Flyer (four to page)    Wells Pays $175 Million to Resolve Allegations of Racial Discrimination in Providing Mortgage Loans    Larry Faulks Profile    Larry Faulks Eviction Witness    DMG Asset Management Profile    Occupy DMG Home Action    Occupy Wells Fargo Noe Branch    SF Chronicle Coverage    Bay Area Reporter Coverage    Occupy Wells Fargo HQ    Occupy Senior and Veteran Evictions and Foreclosures (Occupy Anniversary)    Upcoming Bank Auctions of Foreclosure/Eviction Fighter Homes    Foreclosure/Eviction Fighter Profiles

For updates and this action alert: http://occupytheauctions.org/wells

Occupy Wells Fargo Headquarters to Save the Faulks Home

Supporters of Foreclosure and Eviction Fighter Larry Faulks gathered at the Wells Fargo headquarters in downtown San Francisco on October 30, 2012, to demand that Wells Fargo rescind the sale of the Faulks home to DMG Asset Management and offer Larry a fair deal loan modification. Larry and his brother are elderly and disabled and don’t deserve to be thrown to the curb after Wells Fargo illegally sold their home at auction while negotiating a loan modification with them (a practice called “dual tracking”). The group also voiced support for Bernetta Adolph of San Francisco, Jacqueline Barber of Georgia, and Ana Casas Wilson in Los Angeles, California, all of whom Wells Fargo is trying to evict.

The group presented more than five hundred signatures to a representative of the bank who accepted them on behalf of Wells Fargo Community Relations Director Brenda Wright and Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf.

The action was organized by Occupy Noe, Occupy Bernal, and the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) with participation from the Occupy Direct Action Workgroup (DAWG) and Community Not Commodity.

ALERT: Demand PNC Bank Stop Eviction and Reinstate Yin Wong’s Loan to Keep Her Family in Their Home

Update as of August 29, 2012: Eviction now scheduled for September 5, 2012. Yin Wong obtained a one-week postponement of the eviction from the California State Superior Court. PNC Bank President and another contact have expressed a willingness to discuss the case, but the discussion has not yet happened, so please keep up the pressure on PNC Bank with the action alert below.


Update as of August 28, 2012: The strain over the sixth potential eviction of her family from their home, scheduled for TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 29, sent Yin Wong into the hospital with an aggravated high blood pressure condition on Monday. Please call and email PNC Bank NOW to postpone the eviction and offer her the opportunity to reinstate her mortgage loan so she and her family can remain in the home.


Update as of July 31, 2012: PNC Bank postpones eviction of Yin Wong and her family.


Update as of July 26, 2012 (afternoon): Check out the photos, videos, and a description of the protest to support Yin Wong and her family at the San Francisco branch of PNC Bank.


Update as of July 26, 2012 (morning): The PNC phone numbers in the alert weren’t reaching our targets… please try calling with the new phone numbers listed below.


PNC Bank plans to evict Foreclosure and Eviction Fighter Yin Wong and her family from their home in Bayview. We have to stop them!

 
Please take action with four steps to save their home:

1) Call these PNC staff with the message below:

  • PNC CEO James E. Rohr right now at 412-762-2294 (may transfer to Executive Complaint Office voicemail) or 412-963-6133 (home)
  • PNC Bank President William Demchak at 917-348-1173 (cell)
  • PNC Senior Vice President Thomas Hyland at 212-527-3938
  • PNC Bank Vice President of Corporate Communications Fred Solomon at 412-762-7544

“How does it feel to know you’ve sent someone into the hospital with a life-threatening condition just because you refuse to talk with them about how they can make payments — as she always did in full and on time — on their mortgage loan? Please postpone the sixth eviction attempt you’ve scheduled for September 5 (was August 29), and immediately reinstate the mortgage loan of San Francisco resident Yin Wong and her daughter Wai Cheung (PNC mortgage customer loan #0002043106) to keep their family in their Bayview home. After PNC purchased their mortgage loan from National City Mortgage, they received no notification of the purchase so their EFT payment didn’t make it to PNC, which rapidly foreclosed on their home and has tried several times to evict them. They have always been prepared to pay their mortgage, so please negotiate with them and settle this matter fairly.”

2) Send this email right now to PNC CEO James E. Rohr–-

To: james.e.rohr@pnc.com, james.rohr@pnc.com, bill.demchak@pnc.com, thomas.hyland@pnc.com, frederick.solomon@pnc.com
Cc: alisa.winslow@pnc.com, alok.satyawadi@pnc.com, andrew.siwulec@pnc.com, angela.gammage@pnc.com, barbara.martocci@pnc.com, barbara.stuck@pnc.com, catherine.bernard@pnc.com, dale.klose@pnc.com, daniel.potter@pnc.com, david.aloise@pnc.com, deborah.vanvalkenburgh@pnc.com, ginger.siegel@pnc.com, jerry.furby@pnc.com, joel.roediger@pnc.com, john.robinson@pnc.com, john.turner@pnc.com, joseph.chasteen@pnc.com, karen.larrimer@pnc.com, kevin.scheffler@pnc.com, kim.mcneil@pnc.com, laura.watson@pnc.com, liz.kuonen@pnc.com, lou.stempkowski@pnc.com, michael.delgado@pnc.com, michael.golden@pnc.com, michael.ley@pnc.com, robert.andres@pnc.com, sam.colton@pnc.com, sean.costello@pnc.com, susan.campbell@pnc.com, william.lashbrook@pnc.com, action@occupytheauctions.org
Subject: Stop Eviction and Reinstate Yin Wong’s Loan (#0002043106) to Keep Her Family in Their Home

Dear PNC,

How does it feel to know you’ve sent someone into the hospital with a life-threatening condition just because you refuse to talk with them about how they can make payments — as she always did in full and on time — on their mortgage loan?

Please postpone the sixth eviction attempt you’ve scheduled for September 5 (was August 29), and immediately reinstate the mortgage loan of San Francisco resident Yin Wong and her daughter Wai Cheung (PNC mortgage customer loan #0002043106) to keep their family in their Bayview home

After PNC purchased their mortgage loan from National City Mortgage, they received no notification of the purchase so their EFT payment didn’t make it to PNC, which rapidly foreclosed on their home and has tried several times to evict them. They have always been prepared to pay their mortgage, so please negotiate with them and settle this matter fairly.

Sincerely,

your name here

3) Sign the OccupyOurHomes.org Petition.

4) Stay tuned for 6:00am Wednesday home eviction defense at Yin Wong’s home, which may last all day. Those who wish to commit civil disobedience (i.e. take an arrest) may have the opportunity to do so, although anyone who doesn’t want to risk arrest may of course also participate.

Background

PNC Bank is stealing the home of Yin Wong, disabled senior by ILLEGALLY foreclosing on her and her family after National City Mortgage sold the loan on her home to PNC Bank. The first she heard of PNC’s purchase of the loan was a foreclosure notice in the mail. Even though Yin Wong has the money to pay the loan and has tried to get PNC Bank to accept it, PNC has refused and has pushed eviction proceedings forward even after four prior court appearances during which the Superior Court judge urged PNC to correct the problem. Yin Wong has tried over and over to work with PNC, but PNC has refused to work with her.

PNC Bank did the exact same thing with the Cruz family in Minneapolis… thousands of people have protested their eviction, organizing to re-occupy their home with dozens of arrests.

Let’s stand together to fight back and let banks know that we won’t let them foreclosure on families illegally.

JOIN US AND DEMAND PNC WORK WITH YIN TO KEEP HER HOME!!!

To get involved or for more information, call Grace at ACCE at +1-415-377-6872 or email gmartinez@calorganize.org

Links: Protest at PNC    Prior Protest at PNC    PNC Action flyer in English    PNC Action Flyer in Chinese

For updates and this action alert: http://occupytheauctions.org/wordpress/?p=3672

Oakland Real Estate Attorney Aly Ebrahimzadeh in KTVU Interview about Oakland Auction Fraud

Post-Foreclosure Home Auction Fraud Alert: Watch Prometheus: Real Estate Attorney Aly Ebrahimzadeh, Esq. speak with KTVU TV about the June 7, 2012 Department Of Justice crackdown on the Home Auction Fraud Conspiracy in Oakland and San Ramon, California.