Saturday, June 9, 2012

Kid Cancer Patient Returns Home From Hospital Trip To Find Cops Giving Him, Tenant-Family The Boot; Victims Screwed By Rent-Skimming Landlord

In Orange County, California, CBS Los Angeles reports:

  • An Orange County family was kicked out of their home Thursday morning despite paying the rent on time, and, now, eight people, including a child with cancer, are homeless. “My brothers and sisters thought because they brought lots of cops that we were criminals or something,” said 10-year-old Jesus Ramirez, who is battling Lymphoma. He’s undergone six surgeries to treat cancer.

  • He and his mother were returning from Children’s Hospital to the home their family rents in Orange only to find sheriff’s deputies serving them an eviction notice. The family had just minutes to grab what they could before the locks were changed behind them.
  • The family was unaware that the bank had foreclosed on the home in December 2011. They had been diligently paying their $2,200 a month rent on time to the owners.

  • The owner never did discuss that with them or give them any notice. They received no notice. And, unfortunately, they received their first notice of the situation last Friday or Thursday. They received a five-day vacate in the name of the owners and occupants — so it didn’t even name them,” said Celia Garcia, a family friend.
For story update, see Family Of 8 Allowed Back Home Temporarily After Being Evicted.

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