Protest Over Bed-Stuy Foreclosure

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    On Friday a protest will be held over the eviction that Mary Ward, a longtime Bedford Stuyvesant resident, is facing. A Daily News article about Ward, who is 82 and has lived in her home for 44 years, says she was the victim of a predatory subprime lender, Delta Funding, that went bankrupt a few years ago. Ward claims Delta said it would cancel the loan in 2001 but instead the mortgage changed hands several times and grew from $82,000 to $200,000. The group behind the protest, Organizing for Occupation, is exhorting residents to stand in solidarity with Ward and to decry “predatory lenders…destroying Bed-Stuy, intentionally stripping communities of color of their equity, wealth, and homes.” The protest will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday at 320 Tompkins Avenue.
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