SF Homeowner Gets Last-Minute Eviction Reprieve
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A San Francisco woman who was facing eviction from her home Wednesday was thrown a life preserver just hours before sheriff’s deputies were expected to arrive.
“This was not a bad decision to purchase this house,” said Monica Kenney, who added that she wasn’t one of those who bought way beyond her means.
Kenney could afford her 537-square-foot home until she lost her job. Wells Fargo helped out, modifying the loan with a forbearance agreement she signed last year. She even made a payment on it, but the home was still auctioned off to Fannie May. As she waited for the sheriffs deputies to arrive to evict her in a matter of hours, she kept those phone calls going with Wells Fargo.
KCBS’ Janice Wright Reports:
“Essentially, I know from Fannie Mae that they need to be the ones to stop the eviction,” said Kenney,
A group of neighbors, reporters and members of Alliance of Californians of Californians for Community Empowerment gathered at her house in support – a fact that Kenney made sure to mention to Fannie Mae.
About ten minutes later, Kenney got a call from Fannie Mae calling off the dogs.
Kenney now has two weeks to try to work things out.
“I still believe in the American Dream,” said Kenney.
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