Activists Claim A Victory In Fight To Change Foreclosures

Activists Claim A Victory In Fight To Change Foreclosures

Oregon Public Broadcasting

After a 20-hour sit-in at Multnomah County, a group seeking to change the way homes are foreclosed upon in Oregon says it has won a victory.

David Austin, the spokesman for Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen, says the chairman is willing to help We Are Oregon.

"What the chair said is that he's totally willing and able to work with We Are Oregon to talk to the Legislature and to talk to judges about the process and explain some of the things that come out of it and how it affects people," Austin said.

We Are Oregon says Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Stanton committed to being personally present at each eviction to make sure no excessive force is used against families nd to prioritize county resources toward pursuing foreclosure fraud and irregularity over forceful evictions.

On Thursday, the sheriff issued a statement saying that there are no remedies available to immediately change the foreclosure process as requested by We Are Oregon.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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