Pennsylvania’s Act 91 requires mortgage lenders to give people whose homes they are foreclosing the chance to speak to the lender and work out a deal, but many banks illegally failed to do so and moved to foreclose without any meetings
OnePittsburgh and a group of activists descended on Shadyside to protest Wells Fargo’s unscrupulous practices such as “robo-signing” and foreclosing on homes, as in Michelle’s case, that have contributed significantly to the sad shape of our economy.
Wells Fargo refused to meet with Michelle at first, but our strength is in our numbers. Because there were more than 25 of us outside their office chanting, they finally set up an appointment for her to talk to someone. It is a small victory, but significant step towards justice for Michelle and the 99 percent