The crowd headed to Freddie Mac headquarters at 325 7th St. NW with Jones who was trying to deliver a letter to them detailing her predicament. The letter
, which was written by a Maryland legal advocacy group, states Jones lost her job in 2008. Shortly after, she began to fall behind on her mortgage payments.
Between January of 2009 and September of 2010, Jones attempted to pay a modified loan with Bank of America, but they lost multiple documents related to her payments. During September of 2010 she was notified by Bank of America her home was being foreclosed on. They returned her $73,249.11 for the equity she held in her home. She then tried to use this money to stop the foreclosure, but the law firm handling the sale never responded to her request asking what she’d have to pay. In the meantime the home was sold in a foreclosure sale to Freddie Mac for $69,625.90. About $5,000 less than the money she was prepared to use to save her home.
“As you can see, this foreclosure was unnecessary and was caused by Bank of America’s loss of documents and inattention to the process,” wrote the advocacy law firm in the letter, “Ms. Jones has been harmed through the loss of her home and significant equity she had built up in it over the years.”
Upon arrival at Freddie Mac headquarters, the protesters and Jones were greeted by Metro Police Department officers blocking the entrance.