Louis Beverly, an ACORN activist, faces charges of fourth-degree burglary, a first in the realm of the foreclosure market. The activist, a part of ACORN (the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now) is facing these criminal charges in response to the breaking and entering of a home in southeast Baltimore a few weeks ago. “This is our house now,” ACORN member Louis Beverly reportedly said after cutting a lock with bolt cutters at the home. A spokesperson at the Pittsburgh Police said charges would be filed in response to any person found living in a foreclosed home even if that person has lived at the residence previously or not.
ACORN launched its “Home Savers” campaign in New York earlier this month and plans to expand the program to at least 22 other cities and three counties nationwide in the coming weeks. Participants like Beverly say they will refuse to move out of foreclosed homes or reclaim properties altogether until a comprehensive federal housing plan takes affect. At least 500 volunteers have reportedly agreed to work as “home defenders” to employ non-violent tactics to block authorities from evicting homeowners. Orlando, Florida, is one of the other cities being targeted by “Home Savers” participants.
If you have experience any foreclosure problems of a criminal level, or face mortgage fraud charges in the white-collar area, notify Attorney Ralph Behr as soon as possible. Mr. Behr has extensive knowledge of real estate law in congruence with criminal law. Set up an appointment today in order to better your chances in court. All cases from Palm Beach County down through Miami are within the scope of his law office.