'Occupy Our Homes Atlanta' Saves Retired Cop's Home From Foreclosure (Video)
Jacqueline Barber, a retired police officer, has been fighting to keep her home out of foreclosure for about a year.
With the help of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta, Barber has finally sealed a deal to keep her house.
Occupy Our Homes Atlanta had set up tents and protest signs on Barber's property, which it called an "Eviction Free Zone."
"The fight has been so long and hard, but I'm good now, really good," Barber told CBS Atlanta (video below).
Last year, Barber's monthly mortgage shot up from $2,400 to $3,800. Her loan was bought and sold several times, making a modification even more difficult for the cancer survivor.
Barber tried to back her home for $150,000, but was told to pay $200,000 or be evicted.
Activists from Occupy Our Homes and Home Free helped Barber reach a deal with Ocwen and U.S. Bank to buy back her home for less than the market value.
"If you want to stand your ground, you have to stand your ground. You have to stay there and fight for it... If it had not been for occupy, I wouldn't be here," said Barber.
The Occupy Movement has been demonized numerous times by law enforcement, but this is one cop who is grateful to have them on her side.
Source: CBS Atlanta