Take Back the Land | Rochester liberates home, moves Lennon back into house

Remember when Fannie Mae Sent SWAT Team to Forcibly Evict Grandmother from Her Home After Refusing Payments?

Well, she is back in…


It’s not a sit-in, It’s a Live-in:


On May 9, 2011, after more than a month living in a hotel, Take Back the Land- Rochester helped move Catherine Lennon back into the Rochester home from which she was evicted on March 28. This is not a “sit-in” like in the 1960s, but a “live-in” in pursuit of the human right to housing.


Take Back the Land- Rochester liberates home, moves Lennon back into house

Catherine Lennon, the Rochester, NY grandmother who was evicted from her home by a SWAT team , has been moved back into her home on Monday May 9, 2011 by Take Back the Land- Rochester.

After her husband died of cancer in 2008, the Lennon family fell behind on her mortgage.  Attempts to renegotiate the mortgage were stonewalled by Fannie Mae, Catherine Lennon made local and national news by defending her home from eviction for two weeks with help from neighbors and Take Back the Land- Rochester. While Fannie Mae refused to help Catherine Lennon, they gladly accepted over $90 billion in taxpayer bailout money through the TARP program.

On March 28, 2011, Rochester police executed the eviction with 2 dozen or so police and by arresting seven people, including a 70 year old neighbor still in her pajamas. Charges against those arrested are being dropped in exchange for 8 hours of community service. The Lennon-Griffin family of 11 has been dispersed with grandchildren living with friends and family and Catherine living in a local Motel.

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2 Responses to “Take Back the Land | Rochester liberates home, moves Lennon back into house”
  1. Pamela says:

    We should be seeing alot more of this.This is what needs to be done all across the country,county by county state by state.Lets take back our country by the people for the people.Screw the banks who needs them anyway?

    • maria says:

      Well if everyone thought like you noone would be able to purchase a home but of course if you don’t own your home and aren’t paying for your home you would believe everything you read. Owning a home is not an entitlement, it is something you earn and pay for. Obviously she wasn’t paying for anything and half of what is being reported is false so I see her as using the system to her satisfaction while all the working people pay for her. I believe she should be evicted and arrested and pay restitution for the unfound allegations she is falsely accusing Fannie Mae with. Hardship is one thing but blatant lies to influence sympathy from the public is just a scam and using the system to her advantage. No one should get a free ride in todays economy.

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