Rise of the Renter Nation: Activists continue protest over housing access

By Jacqueline Tempera, Globe Correspondent - The Boston Globe, June 11, 2014. A coalition of community groups protested outside a foreclosed Dorchester home Tuesday and called for more affordable housing in Boston.

The group, made up of seven nonprofit organizations, took to Norwell Street for the second time this week. Over the weekend, the group attempted to move a homeless family into the vacant house, only to be driven out by law enforcement officials, said Darnell Johnson, a coalition spokesman. The Norwell Street house has been vacant for months. The Federal National Mortgage Association — widely known as Fannie Mae — took over the home after its previous owners were removed but has rejected offers from nonprofit developers to buy it, Johnson said. Read the full article in the Boston Globe.