Lesbian couple keeps home thanks to Occupy Atlanta

“I strongly believe Occupy Atlanta accelerated the process and helped save my home,” Walker told Huffington Post. “If it had not been for them standing up, I probably wouldn’t be having this happy ending.”

Occupy Atlanta released a press statement today saying state Sen. Vincent Fort, civil rights icons Joseph Lowery and Joe Beasley as well as other Occupy Atlanta members will be at Walker’s home on Tuesday morning to make an announcement.

Foreclosure rates in Georgia are among the highest in the nation, according to the RealtyTrac Midyear 2011 Market Report. Occupy Atlanta has turned its attention to foreclosed homes in the metro area after being forcefully removed from the city’s Woodruff Park earlier this year over public safety concerns.


Top photo: Occupy Atlanta aids Riverdale lesbian couple remain in home (by Ryan Watkins)