In response to the story headlined What does it take to save a home (Herald, Feb. 11): In my interview with the Herald, my intention was to state the facts about the loopholes in the loan-modification process. Southwest Housing Solutions had told me that my loan was under review. There should be no reason I should not get a loan modification.
My property had been posted to go up for auction three times. I was told by Southwest Housing Solutions they would postpone the auction. I was told there was no need to show up at court.
I now know that you can file for a motion to stay, and it is vital that you show up to court. A friend informed me my property had been sold. I received no notification by mail, no notice was served me and no notice of acceptance or denial for the loan modification. I was led to believe that all was being done that could be.
On Jan. 11, a notice to vacate the property and court documents were taped to my door. After I notified SWHS, I waited two days for a response. Each day going in, on the second day I was finally able to reach help.
The response was there was nothing more we can do for you. My home was sold out from under me, without warning. I had only until Jan. 31 to vacate the property, and if I did so quietly, I would get $1,000 to offset moving expenses. I have taken days off work to do as much research as possible. This has included getting legal representation and talking to as many people as will listen.
I hope others will join in to be an even louder voice. This is not right and is happening all over the country. Im angry.
I choose to put my energy into actions. Look at the number of foreclosures. Who is running whom? Enough!
So how do you move 20 years of music, love and laughter? With the support of our friends and neighbors!
Michelle Hanington, Hesperus