Occupy Chattanooga Campaign to Help Owner of Foreclosed St Elmo Home

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 10/14/2013 6:41 pm
ST ELMO,TN, (WDEF)-A historic St Elmo home built in 1926 is now the property of FSG Bank.

"They took my house for 25,000 dollars that I could not come up with"

Bob a self employed flooring contractor says he fell behind on mortgage payments when he got sick.
     He and his wife told News 12 they will keep on appealing and campaigning until someone gives them their home back.

"They caused the problem in the first place and then they got saved with our money, the bailouts, now they come after our houses with our money"

Neighbors along Florida Avenue say they are saddened by the foreclosure and can see why someone would want to stay in St Elmo.

Emily Unkle,neighbor,"There's definitely a diverse population here as opposed to others, we moved from the west Coast,i didn't think we would find a neighborhood that was like the west coast, but this neighborhood reminded me of that, I love it"

Occupy Chattanooga have gotten involved and say they are 100 per cent behind bob and his wife protecting their historic home.

Baris Gursakal,Occupy Chattanooga,"There are hundreds of home owners here in Chattanooga who are probably facing the same issues we don't think that any of them deserve to lose their homes because of a crisis that the banks that are now foreclosing on them started"

The 1900 sq ft property has been vacated and Bob is now staying at a friend's house in East Ridge.

A petition started to gain more attention has garnered over 200 signatures in the past 48hours.

http://start2.occupyourhomes.org/petitions/save-bob-margie-s-saint-elmo-sacred-home

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyCHA

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