We stopped eviction of Bertha & William Garrett

The Garretts.

With quick dual action

The Garrett family fell behind on their mortgage when the daughter was laid off and the father suffered a stroke. William is legally blind and disabled and refused to leave the single-story Detroit house where the family has lived for 22 years.

How we won

When we found out that Bank of New York Mellon Trust planned to evict them, we quickly organized a rally at the bank’s offices. At the same time, a group held a vigil at the Garrett home. When the dreaded dumpster arrived, it couldn’t get to the house. The bank retreated, and the Garretts bought back their home for the auction price.

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