Submitted by liberateyourcom... on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 22:41
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ROCHESTER, NY - The group Take Back the Land Rochester says having a slew of abandoned homes helps no one.
It says letting banks keep perfectly good homes boarded up, with so many homeless people just isn't right.
Today the group and supporters decided to protest Fannie Mae for trying to kick out four people out of an abandoned home on South Goodman.
The group chanted slogans like "They got bailed out. We got sold out."
Even though take back the land doesn't own the house or have permission to put people in it members still think they're in the right.
"What we do is we open up these abandoned houses and do our own renovations at our own expense." Hubert Wilkerson with Take Back the Land Rochester said. “We get the water turned on and the electricity turned on, sand some siding, do some roofing and say lets get some homeless people and put them in here. We've been very successful with that."