Detroit Eviction: Jennifer Britt Works With Nonprofit And Occupy Detroit To Stop Home Foreclosure

by David Sands, HuffPost
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Supporters of a Detroit woman facing eviction arrived at her home at 6 a.m. Thursday morning to begin a long-term vigil, following a writ of eviction signed by a 36th District Court judge.

According to the paperwork, Jennifer Britt, 49, and her family must now vacate their home on 15071 Warwick in the city's Rosedale Park neighborhood. After years of legal wrangling, Britt and her advocates still hope to physically halt the eviction process and negotiate a deal for her to keep the house.

Britt currently lives with her son, daughter, 74-year-old mother and a 77-year-old uncle who she referred to as having been born with developmental disabilities. She says she has put over $45,000 into the house. The title is now held by Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored financial institution, who bought it at a sheriff's auction from Flagstar Bank in 2010.