Every time you hear a story about how the banks are abusing Americans, keep in mind that you the American taxpayer have lavished billions of dollars in gifts and tips and gratitude…..
WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?
I GUESS AS AMERICAS WE’RE ALL JUST SORT OF ACCUSTOMED TO GETTING KICKED AROUND…KINDA LIKE A SHAGGY OLD DOG…
Dirma Rodriguez had five minutes to gather her things and vacate the West Adams house she and her severely disabled daughter had lived in for more than 25 years.
As a property manager changed the locks, Rodriguez fluttered back and forth from the yard “” where a pile of stuff lay by the kitchen stove “” to her car, where her daughter, Ingrid Ortiz, sat screaming and crying.
How Rodriguez and Ortiz ended up in this predicament is a long, messy story that resounds with a misery all too common in this age of foreclosure.
Rodriguez took out a loan to retrofit her house for her special-needs daughter. After she fell behind on her payments, the Bank of America lowered her monthly obligation, but then sold the house at a foreclosure auction last September. The new owner, a house flipper from El Segundo called West Ridge Rentals, moved to evict the family.
I came upon Rodriguez’s story through Occupy Fights Foreclosure, the latest offshoot of the 99% movement. Occupy interceded to stop her eviction March 26, and it just may have saved her home for good. Bank of America said last week it is considering a loan modification that would return the home to Rodriguez and her family.