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Elmont resident Mimi Pierre-Johnson, holding sign, and her (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Elmont resident Mimi Pierre-Johnson, holding sign, and her son Aaron, 5, joined Hempstead residents, local officials and members of the group NY Communities for Change for a march on some of the streets in the village that have been hit hardest by bank foreclosure practices. This home, on Alabama Avenue, has already been foreclosed on.

Home foreclosures protested

Community officials and groups marched with NY Communities for Change in Hempstead as a symbolic attempt to take foreclosed homes back from the banks.

Hempstead Deputy Mayor Henry Conyers speaks out about
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Hempstead Deputy Mayor Henry Conyers speaks out about the foreclosure practices that led to deep community distress. Area residents joined Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. and the group NY Communities for Change in an effort to symbolically take back foreclosed homes in the neighborhood. (Jan. 28, 2012)

Homeowner Maribel Toure stands alongside Hempstead Mayor Wayne
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Homeowner Maribel Toure stands alongside Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall, right, and members of the group NY Communities for Change in front of her Carolina Avenue home during a march through the neighborhood in a symbolic attempt to take foreclosed homes back from the banks. (Jan. 28, 2012)

Freeport resident Fedie Redd speaks out about the
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Freeport resident Fedie Redd speaks out about the foreclosure practices that lead to deep community distress while in front of a foreclosed home on Alabama Avenue in Hempstead. (Jan. 28, 2012)

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Mamoudou and Maribel Toure stand in front of
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Mamoudou and Maribel Toure stand in front of their home on Carolina Avenue in Hempstead. The couple joined local officials and members of the group NY Communities for Change during a march through the neighborhood in a symbolic attempt to take foreclosed homes back from the banks. (Jan. 28, 2012)

Homeowner Maribel Toure stands alongside Hempstead Mayor Wayne
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Homeowner Maribel Toure stands alongside Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall, right, and members of the group NY Communities for Change in front of her Carolina Avenue home during a march through the neighborhood in a symbolic attempt to take foreclosed homes back from the banks. (Jan. 28, 2012)

Elmont resident Mimi Pierre-Johnson, holding sign, and her
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Elmont resident Mimi Pierre-Johnson, holding sign, and her son Aaron, 5, joined Hempstead residents, local officials and members of the group NY Communities for Change for a march on some of the streets in the village that have been hit hardest by bank foreclosure practices. This home, on Alabama Avenue, has already been foreclosed on.

Elmont resident Mimi Pierre-Johnson, right, and her son
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Elmont resident Mimi Pierre-Johnson, right, and her son Aaron, 5, joined Hempstead residents, local officials and members of the group NY Communities for Change for a march on some of the streets in the village that have been hit hardest by bank foreclosure practices. (Jan. 28, 2012)

A new message is posted below a for
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

A new message is posted below a for sale sign on a home on Carolina Ave. in Hempstead by members of the group NY Communities for Change. About 50 people marched through some of the area streets to get the banks to stop removing people from their homes because of foreclosure. (Jan. 28, 2012)

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Area residents, local officials and members of the
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Area residents, local officials and members of the group NY Communities for Change met and marched in Hempstead to symbolically reclaim vacant homes from banks after they've been seized for foreclosure. (Jan. 28, 2012)

West Hempstead resident Jack Pepitone joined local officials
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West Hempstead resident Jack Pepitone joined local officials and members of the group NY Communities for Change for a march along some of the streets in Hempstead that have been affected by foreclosures. (Jan. 28, 2012)

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