On March 1, 2012 I attended the emergency press conference at 1139 East Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90011. The Executive Director of SAJE, Paulina Gonzalez, had the conference because Fannie Mae was being irresponsible. Three different families were being affected due to serious damages at one of their buildings. The tenants, which include eleven children, had to live in severe slum conditions. For more than seven months they had to go without water and utilities. Broken windows, holes in the floors and walls, molds in the walls, and rat infestation that made the children sick were also serious issues. These families got involved with SAJE and a plan to take action was formed. On June 8, 2012 I attended the protest in order to document everything. It took place at the Fannie Mae building located at 135 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. During the protest, I witnessed a few security guards laughing inside the building and I felt it was disrespectful. Nonetheless, Fannie Mae needs to take full responsibility for the conditions these three families were forced to live under.
Over thirty community members traveled to Fannie Mae’s Pasadena Offices to demand relocation assistance for the families at 1139 E. Adams