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Energetic Solidarity with the Moms 4 Housing the Day After Christmas
by Dave Id
Friday Dec 27th, 2019 8:17 PM
Hundreds showed up for court support at the Hayward Hall of Justice and for home defense at the Moms4Housing home on December 26. Speaking in West Oakland after the court hearing were Misty Cross and Dominique Walker of Moms for Housing, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., and Carroll Fife.
[Crowd outside 2928 Magnolia Street in West Oakland. Photo by @pomegranatjewce.]

On November 18, unsheltered Oakland mothers claimed possession of a vacant investor-owned property in West Oakland. They called themselves "Moms for Housing" and immediately set about making the long-neglected house a home. Along with the support of allies, the property was cleaned inside and out, overdue maintenance and repairs were handled, and it was filled with furniture and modern appliances.

After receiving an eviction notice from the house-flipping company Wedgewood of Redondo Beach in Southern California on December 3, Moms for Housing declared that they intended to remain in their new home and petitioned the courts to allow them to stay.

“I claim right to possession of this home because housing is a human right,” Dominique Walker wrote in a legal filing in Alameda County Superior Court, in an attempt to avoid being evicted on December 17.

On December 16, they were able to temporarily block the eviction and a hearing date was set for December 30. Oddly, that date was then pushed forward to December 26, the day after Christmas.

It is anticipated that if the mom's lose in court, which remains a very real possibility, Alameda County Sheriff's deputies might immediately be dispatched to forcibly evict the mothers — and word went out that home defense was needed.

Hundreds turned up in support of the moms at both locations.

At the Hayward Hall of Justice, the hearing was rescheduled back to Monday, December 30, when housing defense and court support will again be needed.

See also:

Moms 4 Housing Push Back Against PR Move by Wedgewood and LA Nonprofit Shelter 37

Moms 4 Housing

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