|Sally, Bob, and Susie (from left to right) face eviction from their home of 12 years. Thanks for nothing, Freddie Mac. |
Update: The Scott Family got some good news at their hearing yesterday. From Zach Chasnoff:
The Judge ruled that if the Scott's could come up with three months rent and file a bond for that amount, which she set at $1,500, then she would order the case to be reset. Resetting the case gives the Scotts anywhere from a year to 18 months to pressure Freddie to rescind the mortgage.
Sally believes that she will be able to come up with the money for the bond by the 10 working day deadline so if nothing else the judge bought us a lot of time.
Sally Scott, a soft-spoken 65-year old, isn't one to "go out and complain about things." But that's all changed this week as Freddie Mac tries to evict her, her World War II vet husband, and their "special child" Susie--who is developmentally disabled--from their home of 12 years.
Scott says she has spent months trying to get the government-sponsored mortgage giant to work with her and a loan servicer on a loan modification but Freddie Mac hasn't been responsive to any of her inquiries about the status of her home. She says it has been impossible just to get a representative on the phone.
Going to the press--with the help of homeowner advocacy group Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment--was a last ditch effort for the Scott family before a 9 a.m. eviction hearing today.
"We don't want a handout," Sally Scott said from the porch of her Creve Coeur home. "We just want a fair deal, and we want someone to actually talk to us."More »