Tell Wall Street to end sickness evictions and say "no more illness foreclosure".Get sick, lose your home.
That's what's happening to Ana Casas Wilson and Jacqueline Barber, both cancer victims, both facing foreclosure evictions during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Ana Casas Wilson lived in the same home near Los Angeles for 40 years. Born with cerebral palsy, she grew up to be a passionate and effective advocate for the disabled. In 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her husband had to take some time off to care for her. Their income quickly rebounded, but they missed some mortgage payments. They tried to get back on track and work with the bank on modifications. Wells Fargo foreclosed on her anyway, refusing to accept her payments.
Jacqueline Barber spent 20 years on the Atlanta police force, only retiring when injured by a car in the line of duty. In 2009, the predatory loan on her house caused her payment to go up $1500, and she fought to stay current. Then she was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer and had to undergo aggressive treatment to save her life. She fought back against the disease, and spent months filling out forms and asking for modifications to her mortgage. A Wells Fargo Executive Vice President assured he they were working on her case. Instead, they sold her loan to US Bank at foreclosure auction, and now she's fighting imminent eviction. The banks are refusing even to sell the home to friends and family who have banded together to help Jacqueline.
We're taking petitions directly to US Bank and Wells Fargo HQ's telling their CEO's to End Sickness Evictions and say No More Illness Foreclosures. Sign now to add your voice!