We all love a good Occupy Wall Street story. Usually, they’ve got to do with a bunch of well-meaning young folk championing some common-man economic problem and exposing an evil empire’s exploitations. And sometimes it ends up being poorly-deployed news. If you’re into the latter and not the former, mother-hivemind Cafemom and the New York Post both have a story about Wise Ahadzi, a single father of two daughters whose house was just occupied in the name of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
Ahadzi had bought the house in Brooklyn, New York, in 2007 for over $400,000, and made his normal payments for about two years. Then, in 2009, he lost his job, just as the housing crisis slammed the value of the house down by more than half of the original cost. Ahadazi has been in foreclosure proceedings with Bank of America since then. The single father even moved down the road to a smaller and more affordable apartment during the court battle.
Ahadzi still, according to everyone involved, still owns the house – even through the lengthy foreclosure proceedings.