#OPCuyahoga - the great REVEAL

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:51.
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http://foreclosurepedia.org/cleveland-housing-court-tracking-the-homes/ 

Foreclosurepedia has been working on an enormous expose of the behind-the-scenes movement of properties from low income, disenfranchised homeowners to non profit entities such as the Cuyahoga County Land Bank (CCLB) in Cleveland, Ohio. 

 

More revelations to come!  Please SHARE!!! 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PATRICK LOVELL

Patrick dove into Hollywood shortly after graduating college with a degree in Political Science. While his intellectual curiosity was always in history, power, and the machinations of government with a particular fascination in America’s founding, he never saw his political science education leading to a career. Patrick envisioned himself a filmmaker and headed off to Hollywood to pursue his version of the American Dream. Los Angeles would ultimately deliver on a multitude of levels, as Lovell gained experience working for some of Hollywood’s most well known Executive Producers and also working in development and production for one of the world’s largest advertising agencies.

Six years later, he needed a break from the high pace of Hollywood so he decided to move to Park City, Utah to reboot. It wasn’t long before Patrick's passion for production led to high-octane action sports and small market television that would later evolve entertainment production around the Sundance Film Festival. Patrick would find and marry the girl of his dreams and they would eventually have a son. They purchased a home during the housing boom, and Patrick continued his career in Entertainment, producing a television show in which he traveled the country giving away homes to deserving people with remarkable stories. In August 2007, the Executive Producers went belly-up overnight, and the show ended.

Had Patrick known what was on the horizon, he would have tucked tail and run the other way. Instead, he decided to take the little savings he had and take a chance to start his own company. He found an investor and was supposed to realize seed funding on September 15, 2008. Unfortunately, this turned out to be the exact date that Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, triggering the Financial Crisis. Patrick had his version of the American Dream in the palm of his hand the day the American Dream died. For the next several years the Lovells would be thrown into the white wash of the economic disaster in which there were no easy answers. The family pretty much lost everything except for what mattered. Patrick lost the grips of his business and would eventually lose his home to foreclosure. The pain and pressure of the times nearly destroyed him, but he held on by his fingertips long enough to put his skills as a producer to work as he secured funding for producing a documentary that would ultimately use his family’s story as an entry point, leading to a much bigger revelation that the United States has become that which it rebelled against to be born in the first place.

Patrick has produced a film called Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream that has led to the revelation that change is absolutely necessary, and failing to implement change will further entrench the disaster of 2008. Patrick has teamed up with Veteran Investment and Finance Professional Corey V. Smith, to found the Everyman SuperPAC and take concrete steps to put what they’ve discovered into action to right the wrongs of our times. In his role as Executive Director of EMSP, Patrick has found himself a political activist in the age of media. Because of everything that’s led to this moment, Patrick will never be the same until the war is won to realign American Democracy with the will of the people

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