Hopeful Sign For Occupy-Backed Homeowner Facing Foreclosure

US Bank Picks Up Housing Documents From Monique White

US Bank Picks Up Housing Documents From Monique White's Home

For months US Bank has denied having any control over foreclosure proceedings against North Minneapolis homeowner Monique White, but now US Bank officials are working quietly behind the scenes, apparently to help her.

Last month, White confronted US Bank CEO Richard Davis at the bank’s shareholders meeting. Since then US Bank Vice President Bill Parker has corresponded with White, a single mother who works two jobs and is struggling to keep her home.

White faces a court date later this week that could either lead to an eviction or a renegotiated mortgage. But on Tuesday, US Bank sent a courier to retrieve key income documents from White’s son, Demarlo, which Parker had requested.

US Bank has told The UpTake that Freddie Mac, not US Bank is bringing the foreclosure. US Bank originated White’s loan.

Occupy Homes, which began defending White’s foreclosed home in mid-November, and has staged numerous rallies in her defense, now believes it is one step closer to an improbable victory.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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