Did you hear the one about Donna Hanks? Hanks, in cahoots with ACORN, broke into her foreclosed home.
In the Huffington Post, ACORN’s Bertha Lewis crowed about the nationwide MSM attention their Baltimore break-in received:
In Baltimore, ACORN member Donna Hanks re-took her home. Foreclosed on last fall, the house has stood empty since then, a stark reminder of the failure of the system. But Donna joined with 30 ACORN Home Defenders to liberate her home from the bank. Her act of civil disobedience was covered by 2 radio stations, 2 TV stations, the Baltimore Sun, and the Huffington Post.
Donna used bolt cutters to break the lock to the door and re-enter the home. Unfortunately, in the six short months since the home was seized, it has been extensively damaged, essentially partially gutted. The toilets are missing, and the upstairs ceiling is badly damaged. The greatest tragedy here is that Donna worked for months with ACORN sister organization ACORN Housing Corporation to try to get the bank to modify the loan so it could be affordable, but they refused, taking the home and now allowing it to be a haven for squatters and a target of looters.
Yes, poor Donna Hanks. Worked sooooo hard with the banks to not lose her home. Now, here’s the part of the story THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW!!!
According to real property data search information, Hanks bought the two-story home in the summer of 2001 for $87,000. At some point in the next five years, she re-financed the original home loan for $270,000.
The house initially went into foreclosure proceedings in the spring of 2006. In July 2006, Hanks filed for bankruptcy and agreed to a Chapter 13 plan which was served to the following creditors: Americas Servicing Co, Bank Of America, Chase, Covahey, Boozer, Devan & Dore, and Discover. She agreed to repay $10,500 in arrears, which resulted in a halt to the 2006 foreclosure.
She had two years to pay it down – she agreed to a court ordered garnishment from one of three jobs she listed, but then reneged on that agreement. So, in Febuary of 2008, a second foreclosure was filed.
Now here’s a real kicker for you. The house sold in June of 2008 to one William Lane. Lane says he will be suing ACORN for breaking and entering.
You can see all the documents of the bank’s entire journey to collect from Hanks – FOR HER REMORTGAGED HOME – at Michelle Malkin’s…. HERE