TODAY:From Foreclosure to Homelessness The untold story of foreclosure is the thousands of disabled elders, and families that end up homeless when they lose their homes.


Carina - Posted on 15 October 2012

From Foreclosure to Homelessness
The untold story of foreclosure is the thousands of disabled elders, and families that end up homeless when they lose their homes.

What: Emergency Press conference and rally
When: 12pm Tuesday, October 23rd
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Where: 24th Street and church, San Francisco.

."I have nowhere else to go," said Kathryn Galves, a disabled African-American elder whose home of 40 years was foreclosed on in July and now is staying in the Travelodge Motel paying $100-199.00 per night from her meager pension and dealing with a bedbug infestation.

Throughout the foreclosure crisis of the last two years, thousands of elders and families have lost their homes to foreclosure and end up homeless staying in motels, their cars, shelters and even sometimes the streets.

In the Bay Area alone their are hundreds of elders who are very sick now facing dangerously unstable living conditions due to their inability to pay the inflated rates implemented by the banks who hold their mortgages. Most of the foreclosure proceedings occur when the elder or someone in their family becomes ill and has to pay medical bills.

Other elders who POOR Magazine is advocating for include Dr Lehman Brightman, 82, Native American Scholar and educator who is in the hospital right now while his families home teeters on the edge of foreclosure due to the stress on the family income from his illness. Fred Wapihpah, 80, a Native American Medicine-giver whose situation became dire when his wife became ill and could no longer work to pay the mortgage payments and now his house will go into foreclosure if he doesn't receive some financial assistance.

This event is co-sponsored by POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE, The Manilatown Heritage Foundation and The San Francisco Bay View Newspaper. POOR Magazine is a grassroots, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, education and advocacy to youth, adults and elders in poverty locally and globally. The Bay View is one of the most well-respected Black newspapers serving the African-American community in San Francisco and across the globe. Manilatown Heritage Foundation

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