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

ALERT: Demand PennyMac Stop Holiday Eviction of Alice Smith and Five Children

Update: PennyMac sold Alice Smith’s home to an investment group that is helping her to remain in her home.


Update as of December 1, 2012: PennyMac staff have agreed to postpone the eviction of Alice Smith so that the bank can negotiate with her on reducing her home sale price for her. Please continue calling and emailing until PennyMac makes a fair offer.


Alice Smith is an incredible asset to our community. As a consistent caregiver for five special needs children, she has created a supportive and welcoming home.

Citigroup and PennyMac plan to evict her during the holiday season, currently scheduled for Wednesday, November 28.

Due to care funding cuts, retirement from a job outside the home, and a Vietnam veteran husband who cut off all contact and refused support due to PTSD, Alice’s income declined for awhile and she wasn’t able to make all her mortgage payments. However, she hung in there and provided consistent care for her children even during a period of financial trials and tribulations.

Since that time, her income has recovered so that she can afford a fair deal loan modification.

Let’s help her get PennyMac to either a) rescind eviction proceedings so Alice can obtain that fair deal loan modification from CitiMortgage and make payments to remain in her home with her five children, or b) sell her home to a supportive investment group at the fair price of $450,000, rather than the $510,000 PennyMac has negotiated so far, so that Alice can participate in an affordable buyback program so she and the children can remain in her home for the holidays and beyond.

Please take action to help Alice Smith and her five children stay in their home for the holidays–

1) Call and email PennyMac with the following message:

* Stanford Kurland, Chairman and CEO, +1 818-224-7442 (then type 1 for directory, then first three letters of last name, i.e. 587, then 1 to confirm)
* David Spector, Chief Investment Officer, +1 818-224-7442 (then type 1 for directory, then first three letters of last name, i.e. 773, then 1 to confirm)
* Christopher Oltmann, Director of Investor Relations, +1 818-746-2046 (leave voicemail) or +1 818-224-7028

Sample Email:

To: stanford.kurland@pnmac.com, david.spector@pnmac.com, chris.oltmann@pnmac.com, InvestorRelations@pnmac.com, denise.bounce@pnmac.com
Cc: action@occupytheauctions.org
Subject: Stop the Holiday Eviction of Alice Smith and Five Children

Please stop the holiday eviction of Alice Smith of 15 Le Conte Circle in San Francisco scheduled for Wednesday, November 28. She is a senior and an incredible asset to our community as a caregiver for five special needs children. Although she got behind on mortgage payments to CitiMortgage (loan #1000031156) when reductions in care reimbursements and other circumstances lowered her income, her income has recovered and she can afford to make payments on a fair mortgage loan. Please do the right thing and work with her to 1) stop Alice Smith’s eviction and either 2a) offer her (or make it possible for Citibank offer her) a fair, affordable loan modification, or 2b) sell her home to a supportive investment group at the fair price of $450,000, rather than the $510,000 PennyMac has negotiated so far, so that Alice can participate in an affordable buyback program and she and the children can remain in her home for the holidays and beyond.

Sincerely,

your name


(Note: Faces of the children cannot be shown because they are wards of the state.)

Links: Alice Smith Action Flyer (four per page)

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

ALERT: Save a Family From Foreclosure and Preserve San Francisco’s Jazz Club Culture

Update as of December 1, 2012: The CEO of Sterling Bank of Spokane told Pascal Thiam that he has directed his staff to halt any foreclosure auction of Pascal’s home and the Savanna Jazz Club so that the bank can negotiate with Pascal. Please continue calling and emailing until Sterling Bank provides Pascal with a fair deal loan modification.


For the past 10 years, Pascal Thiam and his fellow educators have successfully run the Savanna Jazz Club — an institution committed to preserving an African-American art form: jazz. Dedicated to this mission, Pascal — who also resides above the club — has spent time, savings, and effort to create a space where the community and families can have access to award-winning jazz performances and musicians.

However, in the last year, like so many families in our neighborhoods, Pascal Thiam found out that he, his family, and the Savanna Jazz Club are at risk of foreclosure. When we lose folks like Pascal and an institution like the Savanna Jazz Club, we lose an integral part of our community.

“The current flow of misery and degradation inflicted by the banks’ rush to auction and foreclose on our communities and their cultural institutions is beyond alarming and is unacceptable,” said Dr. Amos Brown, San Francisco Chapter President and National Board Member of the NAACP.

Last year, Sonoma National Bank agreed to modify his loan after Pascal fell two months behind on payments. But after buying Sonoma National’s assets, Sterling Bank refused to work with Pascal. Now, Sterling Bank is foreclosing on the Savanna Jazz Club and Pascal Thiam in the next two weeks. We demand that Sterling Bank work with Pascal Thiam and offer him an affordable loan modification!

Please take action to help Pascal Thiam and his family stay in their home and keep running the Savanna Jazz Club during the holidays–-

  1. Call and email Sterling Bank and key investor Warburg Pincus with the following message:
    • Joe Smith, Executive VP, +1 707-579-2265 office or +1 707-494-9530 cell
    • Lori Crechriou, VP, +1 707-568-1880
    • Greg Seibly, CEO, +1 800-650-7141
    • David Coulter, Financial Director of Warburg Pincus, +1 415-796-5200

     
    Sample email:

    To: joe.smith@bankwithsonoma.com, Lori.crechriou@bankwithsterling.com, Greg.seibly@bankwithsterling.com, david.coulter@warburgpincus.com
    Cc: action@occupytheauctions.org
    Subject: Stop Sterling’s Holiday Foreclosure Auction and Offer Pascal Thiam and the Savanna Jazz Club a Fair Deal Loan Modification

    Please get Sterling Bank to stop the holiday foreclosure auction of the home Pascal Thiam and the Savanna Jazz Club at 2937 Mission Street in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. Pascal and the jazz club he and his associates operate are important cultural treasures in our community. Please offer Pascal Thiam and his family a fair deal loan modification (loan# 498135035-60723 and 90186340-06) so they can rest secure in their home during this holiday season and beyond.

    Sincerely,

    your name

Links: Savanna Action Flyer (4 per page)

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

Parkview HOA Board and Sheila McInnis Reach Agreement

Update as of September 20, 2012: Under the agreement between Sheila McInnis and the Parkview HOA Board, Sheila is actively pursuing her loan modification with Wells Fargo and reporting to the Board on the progress of her application. Wells Fargo has indicated to Sheila that they will include the past due HOA dues and legal fees she owes in the modification, if it is approved. The HOA Board agreed to refrain from re-calendering her eviction until Wells Fargo decides on her loan modification request.

Sheila says she’s speaking weekly with her Wells Fargo contact and has made her weekly reports to the Board. She’s fixing her extra room for a tenant and this weekend will post a Craigslist ad to find a housemate. Sheila also says her daughter has agreed to help by putting her name on the modification. The Board is informing other homeowners of the progress toward a resolution of Sheila’s debt to the homeowner’s association.

Special thanks to everyone who has helped toward this resolution: Ross, Elaine, Susan, Deborah and Kat with Occupy Bernal, Occupy Noe, and ACCE; Jane with the Parkview HOA Board; and Dadi at Parkview Homes.

BACKGROUND:

Sheila lived in Parkview for more than 18 years when she was diagnosed with a rare and near-fatal heart disease that kept her from working for approximately 6 months. She fell behind on her mortgage and HOA payments and now owes roughly $20,000 in dues and legal fees. Relations between Sheila and the Board have been strained by the situation. Thanks to the willingness of all parties to listen to one another and give it another try, Sheila is still in her home and is working to increase her income and resolve her situation with Wells Fargo.

For updates and this alert: http://occupytheauctions.org/wordpress/?p=4235

Brought to you by Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Occupy Bernal, Occupy Noe, and Occupy the Auctions and Evictions Campaign.

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

Last Chance Sale for Kathryn Galves

Held over one more day:
9:00am – 6:00pm on
Sunday, April 8
1164 Church St @24th

9:00am – 6:00pm on
Saturday, April 7
1164 Church St @24th

On March 28, Wells Fargo Bank evicted our neighbor Kathryn Galves from the Noe Valley home where she lived for forty years, along with her sister Renita and their dog Betty.

Come discover some amazing bargains and help Kathryn raise rent and moving expenses (furniture, housewares, antiques, collectibles).

Link: Flyer (Please print, distribute, and post widely!)

Are you facing foreclosure or eviction? Or want to help others? Predatory foreclosures and evictions have no place in San Francisco. Check out www.occupyevictions.org.

Flyers and Posters

A variety of Occupy the Auctions / Evictions flyers and posters are available, in various colors and sizes. Not all flyers and posters are available in all sizes and colors. If you have a request for another size or color, or if you have a flyer or poster to add to this page, please let us know.

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PDF, “Become a Foreclosure Fighter or Home Defender”, english/español, 4 per sheet, two-sided