This morning, Rogers Park homeowner Josh Pina and his supporters will give TCF Bank an oversize plea for some Valentine’s Day spirit.
At an 11:30 a.m. press conference at the 1400 W. Fullerton branch of TCF Bank, they will deliver a giant Valentine asking the bank to “have a heart” and will demand in words and in song that bank officials postpone Pina’s eviction while his case is reviewed.
After Pina and supporters from Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction and Northside Action for Justice rallied outside two TCF Bank branches on Dec. 28, and launched a call-in campaign, the bank agreed to review Pina’s case. Pina’s supporters sent TCF Bank Vice President Jeff Memeti dozens of letters and valentines asking him to give Pina a loan modification.
Even so, the bank has not yet pledged to modify Pina’s mortgage or even to postpone his eviction, and could throw him out of his home as soon as mid-February.