September 14, 2018
With the Sheriff already taking her furniture to the truck, PUP was able to halt a foreclosure for Tanesha Walker and her two children. She was being evicted despite an offer from a non-profit to buy her home and resell it to her, which was rejected by her lender, PHFA.
PUP put together a request to Brian Hudson, the Director of PHFA asking that he accept the offer of BCC to buy the house for $85,000 and resell it to Ms Walker. PHFA’s current slogan is that “We Help Renters Become Homeowners.”
PUP argued that “the value of saving a family with children from being evicted from their home should be calculated when and if PHFA continues to discuss a buy out from BCC. PHFA has a wonderful image in our state and being cognizant of such an issue seems like something that most of us would expect from yourself and the agency.”
Hudson was on vacation and then on travel as the day of eviction came and we frantically tried to get the eviction halted. The Sheriff came and was removing the families furniture when we got a call from Mr. Hudson. He agreed to halt the foreclosure and accept the offer from BCC to save the home. The movers then put the furniture back into the home. Ms Walker, was a nervous wreck when PUPs counselor Thurston Hyman came by to check on her that morning, but her home was saved.
This is an example of the kind of work PUP has done for years to prevent foreclosures and protect families. We believe that saving their home is of critical importance in maintaining a family’s well being as they fight tough times. Even during today’s sometimes dismal daily happenings good things occur when people fight back.