Elderly Woman About to Be Evicted Learns Neighbors Paid Her Mortgage
This elderly woman received the blessing of a lifetime. Disabled and about to be evicted from her childhood home, her family and neighbors banded together to help.
Alice Smith was an unfortunate victim of polio as a child. Because of this, she is disabled. Her parents knew that she would not be able to provide for herself and therefore before their passing purchased her childhood home so that Alice would be able to continue living there without worry.
As the years passed, Alice was able to continue her life in the home with the help of caregivers. But soon the property taxes rose on her home of more than 60 years. Even with disability payments and her late father’s pension, Alice quickly found herself unable to pay the nearly $8500 a year in taxes. Before long, Alice found herself behind on the payments and facing foreclosure.
Due to the home needing substantial improvements to be considered “up to code”, it did not qualify for a reverse mortgage. Alice’s brother had done all he could to help with the payments. That’s when Mark Smith, Alice’s nephew, set up a GoFund Me account in hopes that they could raise what was needed to repair the home and qualify for loan options so that Alice would no longer have a fear of losing her home.
What happened next was more than anyone could have guessed. Not only did the GoFund Me account raise the needed money for the home improvements but it garnered enough to pay the back taxes and fund a reverse mortgage! What an uplifting story of community banding together to help someone in need!
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