ACORN launches campaign to battle foreclosures

BROOKLYN - The grassroots community organization ACORN will launch a civil disobedience campaign Thursday, encouraging homeowners who are facing foreclosures in Brooklyn and beyond to resist eviction.

ACORN officials tell homeowners to refuse giving their keys to bank officials and squat, adding that they will have the support of community leaders and even some law enforcement officers.

The national community organization also has trained a team of civil defenders who will be ready to help homeowners in difficult situations.

Homeowners who join ACORN?s campaign, however, could face the risk of being arrested for refusing to leave the premises of foreclosed houses.

"Homeowners understand that, but at this point, I had one homeowner say to me, 'Well, if they arrest me, at least I?ll have a roof over my head,'" says ACORN representative Bertha Lewis.

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