Jaymie Kelly received a 24 hour eviction notice today. Sheriffs can evict anytime before November 22nd, the weekend before Thanksgiving, throwing her out of the Powderhorn Park community she’s lived in her whole life. As the community prepares an eviction defense, tomorrow Jaymie and her neighbors will participate in a historic local election, which could see Ty Moore, a Socialist Alternative candidate endorsed by Occupy Homes MN, elected to City Council.
This news is disturbing because Jaymie is technically in negotiations with her lender, JPMorgan Chase. “It’s almost like Freddie Mac planned it,” says Jaymie Kelly. “Ty Moore stood with me and Occupy Homes MN from the beginning. Now, when we’re so close to having a candidate who clearly challenges Wall Street, as corporate PACs like the National Association of Realtors (NAR) pour thousands into the race, the sheriffs may try to move in before we even have a chance to pass policy that would help.”
The NAR spent approximately $12,000 in mailers and robocalls to skew our local election against Ty Moore, and are currently suing the city of Richmond, CA to halt their use of eminent domain to give relief to underwater homeowners.
Jaymie Kelly has paid $425,000 for her home of 30 years, currently valued at $81,000. JP Morgan Chase and Freddie Mac are in contact with Jaymie, saying they’ll reach a decision on her case by November 9th. Freddie Mac’s lawyers refiled the writ after 150 community members thwarted an eviction on October 8th. Now they are dual tracking Jaymie with an eviction while she’s negotiating with Chase.
“I’m asking my supporters to help fill shifts to defend my home, I’m asking our elected officials to stand for the people instead of the banks,” said Kelly. “I’m asking my neighbors to volunteer and vote for Ty Moore for real systemic change, not just lip service to the needs of struggling homeowners.”
Tomorrow we’re going to show that the power of people is stronger than corporate interests and that when we fight, we win.